We live in a society that values the individual. A person’s success comes from their hard work, dedication and talent. Yet, by focusing purely on the individual, we ignore those that give the individual the support needed to achieve that success. It is mothers that act as the ultimate support in someone’s life. And it is mothers who deserve our praise and validation. My mom gave me everything she could, from working multiple jobs to make ends meet, to driving across town and back to make sure I attended every dance and theater rehearsal, to listening to me cry on the phone because the stress of college was overwhelming. Every time I came across a closed door, she gave me the strength to open it. Every time I needed to fall, she gave me somewhere safe to land. Without my mom being the support she is, I would be a mess. But therein lies the beauty of a mom, even when you are a mess, she still loves you. Mine deserves the world for everything she has done for me and my brother. The least she could get is some flowers.