Auntie Betty: How do I appreciate my aunt?
Dear Auntie Betty, My aunt has sacrificed a lot and done so much for me and I do not know how to repay her.
Her birthday is coming up and I want to do something special for her. What should I do?
Dear Kekeli, That is very thoughtful of you. It is a good thing to appreciate someone for all the good things the person has done for you. Showing gratitude is a virtue you should keep all your life.
There are a number of ways you can show gratitude to your aunt for all she has done for you. Since you are not working and have no income, you could write a thank you letter. Get a blank card and write a thank you note on it for her.
If you are good at arts and crafts, then you could create something unique for her. I am sure you know what she loves so you can give her something she will appreciate. You could also talk to your parents or an elderly relative who is in a position to help you get a nice photograph of your aunt and frame it for her. Can you draw? You could make a nice drawing of her too.
Most importantly, you have to tell your aunt how grateful you are to her at every opportunity you get to talk to her. Let her know how you feel and what she means to you.
You also have to make sure that you continue to be a good person and study hard in order to achieve your dreams and ambitions. That will make your aunt very proud of you.
All the best.