I asked 21 People How They'd Compliment Their Mom. Their Answers Reveal A Beautiful Truth About Parents.

"You taught me that life was never too difficult to find something positive to hold onto ... "

People often forget to remind those they love just how great they really are, but a simple compliment can be the perfect way to make someone else's day. And hey, those compliments have the power to stick with us forever. But while we may compliment a friend or lover, sometimes the person who needs to hear it most is the one who has been there from the beginning, giving us unconditional love and strength —  mom. 

When it comes to motherhood, the things mothers endure for their families oftentimes go unnoticed or are under-appreciated. Mothers can be our biggest cheerleaders while handling the struggles of parenthood, their own careers, hobbies, and even society's pressures to be perfect.  

And while it's so often a thankless job, families really do appreciate all the hard work in the end. Through small acts of kindness and even the simplest compliments, these little reminders will help mothers know they are loved. 

That said, I went ahead and asked my coworkers, friends, and other family members what compliment they'd give their mom, right now, because our moms really do deserve it. Their answers reveal just how meaningful the smallest acts can be. Whether a mom just picked up the phone to make a doctor's appointment, had a style to be admired, or lived life with positivity, chances are, you remember, and that it stayed with you. It's important we let them know it. 

Hopefully, these compliments will inspire you to send over some kind words to your mom, too. 


1. "You have timeless taste in fashion and shoes. I can't wait to steal everything." — Katie

2. "You're so hardworking and caring, and I look up to you in a thousand ways." — Danny

3. "You inspire me to be a better person every day." — Lindsay

4. "You taught me that life was never too difficult to find something positive to hold onto, and that the people who spent their time wallowing rarely got what they wanted." — Isaac

5. "Resilience is rarely more impressive than when paired with wit, and you are the best example of both." — Cate

6. "You're the most positive person I know, and I always appreciate it." — Raina

7. "You’re my hero." — Greg

8. "You're the most giving person I know." — Emily

9. "Nice hair, lady." — Logan

10. "You're incredibly thoughtful, creative, and meticulous." — Dylan

11. "You're sharp and analytical, and I wish I was half as smart as you." — Joel

12. "Thanks for always picking up the phone and making yourself available to talk, even when I call you five times a day." — Christina

13. "You were born a nurturer, and you're incredibly creative." — Kim

14. "You champion the little guy and are empathetic by default." — Dylan


15. "You have the biggest heart I know. I would be satisfied if I was half as good a person as you." — Ally

16. "You're my best friend." — Kacy

17. "You give the most thoughtful advice that has never steered me wrong." — Casey

18. "If I had to choose between your home cooking and that from a restaurant, I’d choose yours." — Matt

19. "You're a total bad-ass." — Shannon

20. "You're the strongest person I know." — Abby

21. "You always stand your ground. And when it comes to your kids, nothing gets in your way. " — Sarah

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