We will never be able to put into words how much our parents mean to us.
From the second we are born, our parents nurture us, care for us, and show us unconditional love. As we grow older, it can become easier to see how much we take them for granted.
While this list could go on forever, here are things we should all thank our parents for.
1. For listening to us
Whenever we need a shoulder to cry on, someone to complain to, or someone to ask for advice, our parents are always there for us.
The issue could be something so petty, but they are always there for us with open ears. Since they know us better than we know ourselves, they always give us the best guidance.
2. For being our biggest supporters
Parents will always be our number one fans. No matter what your hopes, dreams, or plans are for the future, we should thank them for being our biggest supporters. Parents teach us that anything is possible if we believe in ourselves.
3. For making us feel safe
We live in a scary world where it sometimes becomes hard to feel safe. Lucky for us, parents are the people who can always calm our nerves.
No matter what is happening in the world or in your life, our parents make us feel safe anytime we are in their presence.
4. For putting us first
Throughout our lives, our parents show us the true meaning of being selfless and altruistic. They set aside their needs for ours, and for that, we should be grateful.
All the times you’ve wanted to do something, or needed something, or parents are the only people who will drop what they are doing to help us.
5. For showing us how to do the right thing
Growing up isn’t easy. We are faced with challenges and we make mistakes but our parents have always been there to pick us up when we fall.
Thank your parents for showing you how to do the right thing, teaching you right from wrong, and leading by example.
6. For pushing us to be the best version of ourselves
At some point in your life, you probably became annoyed when your parents continuously pushed you to do things.
However, as you get older, you have probably realized that they were only looking out for your best interest.
Thank you to all the parents who have pushed us to be our best and have pushed us to continue to try even when we fail.
7. For being honest
It may not have been what you wanted to hear at the time, but our parents are the only people who can be consistently honest with us.
Whether they are telling you to break up with that guy or gal who has been hurting you, or telling you to change your outfit, they are always there with the honest truth.
8. For always making us feel loved
If there is anyone we can depend on to shower us with an endless amount of love, it is our parents. At any given moment, we can expect hugs, phone calls and I love yous from them.
No matter how bad of a day you are having or the struggles you are going through, our parents can show us the true meaning of love.