Today it has become a fad, a marketing gimmick, and a money making venture. "On Mother''s day,treat your mother to a special dinner on the rooftop..show her you care"...whatever. There are a million ways to show your family you really mean well and genuinely love them. You do it by simply being there for them, hearing them out, and by spending quality time, not by treating them to expensive night outs or evenings, though that is nice too. But at the end of the day, everyone wants the warmth of the human touch, that comfort, knowing that your son or daughter will be there for you no matter what happens and having a peaceful sleep. In the end, that's all that counts.
Anyway, you don't need to earmark a day to celebrate your parents or your spouse. Is it diificult to take over and plan a surprise? Cmon, we have time to travel the world, but no time for our own family..think about it!