Here’s to my mom on Mother’s Day! While she’s taught me far more than I can put into words, and certainly more than I can fit into 5 lessons, today I wanted to highlight a few of the ways she’s helped me become the mom I am. (Give her credit for my strengths…the weaknesses are all mine.) Thanks, Mom. I love you—today and always!
Lesson #1: There’s a very good reason that every mother thinks her children are the cutest, smartest, funniest kids in the world (and rightfully so). We can’t help but see a little of ourselves in our kids—whether it’s their eyes, their facial expressions or their way of approaching the world.
Lesson #2: There’s a very good reason that every mother can’t help but be driven a little crazy by her children (and rightfully so). We can’t help but see a little of ourselves in our kids—whether it’s their bossy nature, their quick tempers or their stubbornness.
Lesson #3: Your children are never too old to be told how special they are, and how proud they make you.
Lesson #4: Use—and teach—the power of positive thinking to get through the bumpy times. And if that doesn’t work—because, honestly, there are times that no matter how positive and filled with faith you are, the hits keep coming—find a way to laugh about it. (My mom has been reading Where the Sidewalk Ends to Big on her weekly visits and she and I both found this truth to be hysterically expressed in The Little Blue Engine.)
Lesson #5: Music is a gift that can you can give your kids every day. For each mood and moment, there’s a song that will fill your heart, mend your heart or just make your heart dance.
Here’s to moms everywhere on this special day. I hope you’re reminded of how much you mean to your children—today and always!
What lessons have you learned from your mom or other influential women in your life? Share the wisdom…