The perfect Mother/Father day gift and it's free

@dragon54u (31387)
United States
May 7, 2017 1:54pm CST
My dad kept this gift until his death and enjoyed it every day. He said it was the best gift he'd ever gotten in his whole life. Write or type memories, funny incidents, anything that you enjoyed about your mom or dad--traits you admire, things they did for you, things you did together, anything that reflects your love for them and how they made your life wonderful. Cut them into individual papers and fold them up. Put them in a jar, box, or anything your parent can reach into and get one to read every day. Ideally, you'll make 365 pieces of paper, one for each day of the year. More is great, less is fine. The idea is that every day your mom/dad can reach in and read how they changed your life, how they made you feel loved. This will be the absolute best gift you will ever give your mom or dad. And if your mom or dad is no longer here, start writing those memories so you can pass them to your own children and give them the gift of knowing their grandparents. I'm so glad I did this for my dad! My stepmother said he was still reading those slips of paper a few days before he died. There is no greater gift than your love, especially to those who taught you what real love is.
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@Courtlynn (58322)
• United States
7 May
This is a great idea.
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
7 May
It's a lot of fun to do, too.
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@Courtlynn (58322)
• United States
7 May
@dragon54u I've seen stuff like this done for like date nights and stuff too. Or for a guy to make his gf/wife to make her smile every day.
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@1creekgirl (9531)
• United States
7 May
What a wonderful idea! Glad your dad was able to enjoy those memories.
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
7 May
I had forgotten a lot of them until I began writing things down. Turned out it was a gift to me, too.
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• United States
8 May
@dragon54u Certainly a precious gift for all of you.
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• United States
7 May
This is absolutely the best thing I have seen for a long time Dragon.
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
7 May
Thanks! I did it because I literally did not have a cent to my name but wanted him to know how much I loved him. I didn't know just how much he would love it and how much joy it would bring him. I'm so glad I did it!
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• United States
7 May
@dragon54u You are a precious lady. This discussion will give some other parent a very happy life.
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@bunnybon7 (34448)
• Holiday, Florida
11 May
that is so wonderful. wish i had thought of it sooner or heard about it. you are quite the wise person when it comes to good thoughts and feelings and ideas
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
11 May
No, I'm just cheap! It was only after I saw the effect it had on Dad that I thought to encourage others to do it. It's a nice thing to do for anyone that you love. I'll bet teachers would like to have something like that at the end of the year from their class(es).
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@bunnybon7 (34448)
• Holiday, Florida
12 May
@dragon54u like you said its better then something bought or most anything i have heard of anyway
@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
9 May
What a beautiful gift. I don't know anyone who wouldn't love something like that!
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
9 May
Thanks! It seems that the poorer I am, the more creative I can be.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
9 May
@dragon54u Being creative like this is the best! You save so much money and give from the heart.
@manasamanu (3755)
• Bangalore, India
8 May
This is a fantastic gift in the whole world to the parents. No doubt that you made your father happy. Probably I could have tried but I think its best for me to keep it myself and not let them know until its time.
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• Bangalore, India
10 May
@dragon54u Yeah you are right but I need a perfect time to show my gratitude and love, I know what they are expecting from me and fulfilling that will explain everything to them, So its only the time I am waiting right now and only that can do magic for them.
• Philippines
10 May
And that is the best gift that one can give to parents. It represents love.
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
10 May
Exactly! Love is the best gift for anyone.
@suziecat7 (3448)
• Asheville, North Carolina
8 May
What a wonderful tradition. I'm sure it made your Dad very happy.
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
9 May
It did. He worked so much when I was growing up that he always wondered if he'd been a good dad. My gift told him that he'd done his job well!
@flower16 (41)
7 May
You must be really happy. Lucky you!
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
7 May
I'm very happy to have brought him that much joy in his last years.
@NJChicaa (33093)
• United States
7 May
That is a wonderful idea
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@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
7 May
Thank you! I had such fun doing it and remembered so many great things I'd not thought of for decades. It's fun for everyone!
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@GardenGerty (93571)
• Marion, Kansas
7 May
Oh, what a great idea. I should do this for my dad. I will probably type this in large font and print it, as he has bad vision.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 May
this is a new idea. It is good you were doing it. It shows the importance you gave for your parents. good day
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7 May
@dragon54u I agree with you that that is an absolutely great idea for parents. Thanks for sharing it and I'm sure many will use that idea.
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@Kandae11 (30731)
7 May
A great idea.
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
9 May
This is one of the greatest ideas ever.