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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, so while I hope you have already grabbed something for your mother should you be seeing and/or contacting her that day, there is always the gift of sheer admiration. There’s also plenty of unique presents for under $25 in our handy dandy Mother’s Day 2014 gift guide or you could even just watch a cool mother-daughter movie with her on Netflix, but I digress. When it comes down to it, if you and your mother (or any other female role model in your life) are even a little bit tight, sometimes just a few kind words is all you need to make her smile.

For example, my mother is an incredible quilter. She makes these immense, beautifully detailed quilts and has been doing so since before I was born. In fact, she made me a quilt covered in cats when I was a child and to this day, it is still one of the things I love most in this world. On that note, she is also absurdly patient (anybody who’s ever made a quilt knows patience is necessary for them). She put up with so much from me whilst I was going through a decade-long angry adolescence, and now we are closer than ever. I literally called her this morning before work because I was deeply stressed out and, as per usual, it calmed me down right away.

So, what’s the most wonderful, beautiful and fascinating thing about your mom, aunt, grandmother or any other special female role model in your life? Tell us in the comments! If you’re feeling particularly warm and fuzzy, feel free to share pics!