In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re thinking about our wonderful Moms and a few lessons they’ve taught us along the way. Both Alexandra and April chime in about their awesome Moms!
1) Be Yourself. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” -Dr.Seuss
Being who you want to be and who you truly are is one of the most important things my Mother taught me. She constantly reminds me not to get caught up with others and their thoughts. What you think about yourself is what is most important.
2) Positivity. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” Dalai Lama
On a daily basis, my Mom reminds me how far I’ve come and how far I will go. Whenever stress arises, she’s there to let me know that in the end, everything will work out as long as I keep a positive attitude!
3) Education is key.
4) Family comes first.
From holidays, birthdays and baptisms to communions and family barbeques, my Mom constantly reminds me of the importance of these events and being there to enjoy the company of family. Spending time with family is vital since your family will always be there for you no matter what!
5) Daily decisions.
From decisions about make-up to secret ingredients in a family dish, I rely on my Mom to answer it all. When cooking, I definitely call her to ask for her version of a dish and how much of each ingredient I need. One thing my mom loves is restaurants, so you can bet she will always know where to go and when (#FOODIE)! Other times I simply ask for her advice or thoughts on an issue. She’s always there and ready to listen.
1) Focus on you. My Mom constantly tells me not worry about what other people think. She encourages me to focus on what’s best for myself and family, regardless of the opinions or judgement of others.
2) Be kind. Be kind and respectful. You don’t know what other people are going through.
3) Breathe and pray. When life has you stressin’, take a deep breath and let it out. Also, pray through both happy and difficult times.
4) Be confident. My Mom constantly reminds me to be confident. Shoulders back, chin up, speak clearly. She also insists that I iron my clothes and have my hair perfectly in place before I leave the house, but that doesn’t always happen. ;)
5) Do your best, and know that that’s enough. If you’ve given 110 percent, that’s all you can do. Try hard, try again, and be grateful along the way. Don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go according to plan.