Make Mom Happy By Mail
Whether you are looking to connect with an older parent, aunt, uncle, mentor, friend, or colleague, this book can provide you with ideas of how to quickly drop something in the mail throughout the week to make:
- their lives happier
- your relationships stronger
- your communications better
During an annual visit with mom, I asked the magic question “Mom, what could I do to be a better daughter?” Her response, “Just send me more mail.”
That is when I started my Make My Mom Happy By Mail Campaign. Whether you look at it as two and a half years, 33 months or 1000 days, I’m so grateful I had that time between July 2005 and March 2008 to be enriching her life constantly.
Often she would say to me, “You know, when I opened that mailbox and that mail from you was in there, it just made my whole day; it was just like the sunshine came out.” Getting the mail was the high point of her day and filled her final years with a new sense of happiness.
As I look back on that time I don’t have what I believe is a very common regret, “Did I do enough?” After the passing of their parents, many people wonder, “Why wasn’t I there more often? Why didn’t I communicate with him/her more often? Why didn’t I make his/her life happier at the end? Did I do everything I possibly could?” Granted, I still think that I could have done more, but I know that I made her very happy. And that’s a really nice feeling that other Baby Boomers deserve to have.
Tell Us Your Story
If you have had the opportunity to ask the one magic question to a loved one in your life, we would love to hear about it. We may even feature your story in the soon-to-be-released book: “The One Magic Question”