Personalized Gifts – Spend Less and Love More

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Stop spending money on gifts of conspicuous consumption and start giving personal gifts that show your love and thankfulness for others.

The Power of the Homemade Gift

I am proud to say publicly that I love my mom!  Today I will share a poem I wrote her years ago that serves her as a daily reminder of the love I hold for her.

Remember as you read that with the holiday season coming up, instead of “buying” something for you mother (or other loved ones) take the time to create a personal gift from the heart.  Not only will it cost you less, more importantly it will breed thankfulness, encouragement, and love between you and them forever.  Even many years later, reading this poem will often bring loving tears to both our eyes.

To this day, my mother remains a consistent and endearing source of encouragement in my life.  She is and always has been my most staunch supporter.  She truly is a wonderful woman whom I love with all my heart.

Please enjoy the poem I penned for her more than 15 years ago.

A Sons Thoughts of Mom

My Mother is my friend
My Mother is my guide
My Mother teaches me
I love her

She lifts me through praise
She reads my soul
She knows me
I love her

In her is courage
And charisma, and life
She shines from inside
I love her

Her beauty is natural
She lives from her heart
She seeks love and truth
I love her

I believe in her thoughts
I believe in her heart
I know she loves me
I love her

My Mother is my friend
My Mother is my guide
My Mother teaches me
I love her

- written by Matt Jabs

Use this article as motivation to de-commercialize Christmas this year and return your family and friends to a focus on personal thankfulness and love.

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