Moms. They probably don’t realize it, but they teach us so much, and we are extremely thankful to have them. Not only they gave us life, but they are partially responsible for who we are now as persons. On this day, we thought we might share some of the things our mothers taught us.
Never give up – this might seem cliché, but it’s important to fight for what you want and for what you love. If you really want something, don’t stop at the first difficulty: try and overcome obstacles, because it will be worth it at the end. Our moms worked hard to be where they are now, and this shows us that we should always pursue our interests, without being let down.
Surround yourself with people you love – negative or rude people are not worth your time. Being surrounded by people you love makes you a happier, more positive and better person.
Be kind – kindness is key. Get used to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’, it’s a small thing that could possibly light up someone’s day. Be kind. Even with people who are not. Or at least try to.
Negativity will eventually fade – it may take time and energy, but trust me, it is really worth it. You will feel better, and so will the people around you.
Your efforts will be acknowledged – don’t think that your efforts are useless. Someone will understand that you really put yourself into a certain thing and you will be rewarded.
Don’t let others change your opinions – have your own opinion. Defend it. Your mind and thoughts mustn’t change because of other people with different beliefs.
Value education – culture is important, and so is education. It plays an important role in your life, and it could be helpful to find the right path in your life. School can be boring sometimes, but the time you spend there is not wasted. And do me a favour, thank your teachers.
Love yourself first – it can be difficult, it IS difficult, but it’s important. It will make everything easier. If you don’t love yourself, you won’t fully appreciate being loved by others. Your flaws are a part of you, embrace them. Putting yourself first is important, treat yourself. Remind yourself that you are beautiful.
You are not alone – your mom (and dad) will always be there for you. Your friends, the right ones, will too. If you need help, go and talk to her. Don’t be scared or ashamed to. She has been through everything before you, she knows what’s best for you.
Be grateful to your mother. Tell her you love her. Thank her. You don’t know what is gonna happen tomorrow, so you might aswell be grateful today. There are going to be times where you feel like it’s difficult to get along with her, but it’s a part of the relationship between you two.
Lots of love,
Lea and Alessia.