It is important to distinguish between forgiveness and reconciliation. Between what you can do and what you can not accomplish alone. Forgiveness is to give up resentment against a person. Reconcilliation is to re-establish friendship between people. I recommend forgiveness, it is a personal choice.
If your mom is the kind of person who prefers a donation to a physical gift, below are a few ideas. Please feel free to add more do-good Mother's Day gift ideas in the comments.
* Room to Read's Girls' Education program. During the month of May, all donations made to the Girls' Education program will be matched (up to $100,000) by an anonymous donor.
Finally, Life Medals (www.lifemedals.com) is up and ready for business selling Fertilty Hope Medals in sterling silver and solid 14 karat yellow gold! Full disclosure, Life Medals is my company.
When you're on your death bed looking back on your life, what will you remember most, the stuff you received as gifts, or the time you spent with the people you care about?
On Wednesday I posted 10 Lists of Holiday Gifts That Give Back. Although many of the ideas on the lists help people in need, or have a light impact on the planet, most of the ideas are objects to purchase. I want to share with you a story about a friend of mine's mom who for the last few years has only given gifts of time for birthdays and holidays.