lessons from the best mom in the world

1. Never be afraid to be who you are. Embrace yourself. Even at times when I wish I hadn’t, like my freshman and sophomore years of high school when I refused to wear make-up and wore clothes that were 3 sizes too big for me. My mom gave me the inner strength and self-confidence to feel beautiful no matter what, and to truly cherish the person that I am, inside and out.

2. Listen to your gut. My mom and I are women with a strong sense of intuition. She taught me to listen to that little voice, and never, ever discredit it. She taught me to do what I knew to be right, regardless of societal norms, peer pressure, or any outside noise.

3. Live in the moment. If there’s one thing I haven’t given my mom enough credit for, it is her wise advice to live in and enjoy each and every moment, because time is fleeting. I’ve only recently realized the importance of this advice – many of us just move through life on a perpetual rat wheel, but where is the beauty if you aren’t taking in every second of it?

4. Be grateful. Appreciate the amazing life I’ve been blessed with. My family. Our health. The opportunities I’ve been afforded. The freedoms I’ve grown up with, simply by nature of where I was born. I am more grateful than words can describe for the love and support of my mom, and the incredible life she has given our family through her absolute devotion to her children. She is the giving tree.

5. People survived the Holocaust. My mom taught me that, even in the toughest circumstances, when I truly thought the world was over, people have survived much worse, and it helps to keep things in perspective. The human will is unbreakable, witnessed by the survivors of such atrocities as the Holocaust, and I can overcome any obstacle set in front of me.

One of my favorite quotes from a mother is by Faith Hill:
“When my kids grow up, I want them to know who the hell I am. I want them to be able to say, ‘My mother taught me how to read, how to appreciate life and how to apply makeup.”

My mom taught me how to read. Live in the moment. Use a hot glue gun. And apply make-up (though I still end up getting more mascara on my eyelids than my lashes). Thank you, Mom, for being such an amazing role model and best friend. I love you!

Happy Mother’s Day!


3 Responses to lessons from the best mom in the world

  1. Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* says:

    This is really beautiful, and you are very lucky to have such a special mom. 🙂

    PS: Your site and header are gorgeous! I love really clean and lovely graphic design.

    Leslie
    http://www.freshoutoflemons.com

  2. calikatrina.blogspot.com says:

    Super sweet! You express yourself, and your mom, beautifully here.

  3. Mom says:

    You are the best daughter in the world! Thank you so much for your sweet wonderful Mother’s Day post for me here. I love you so much and am honored to be your mom!

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