Moms don’t really get the recognition that they deserve. I mean, we should celebrate them every single day, not just one day out of the year. And I do. I’m grateful for both of my parents and my family every day. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today sitting here typing on my laptop attempting to share my wisdom with a little corner of the internet.
1. Be Fearless & Fight For What You Want
Recently I found out more details about how my parents got together. I guess my dad would go in to the restaurant on a few occasions and my mom was into him. Then one day he headed back to the States, and didn’t tell my mom he was leaving! My mom was like oh no you didn’t and somehow tracked down his address and started to write him letters. They became lover-pen-pals (so cute) and then she ended up in the U.S., got married, and had me! (and then my brother four years later.)
The biggest thing my mom has (unintentionally) taught me is to always fight for what you want. I carry this with me every day in everything I do. Never settle for no. Always keep trying. Manifest my dreams into a reality.
And I love her for that.
2. Work Hard. But Play Hard Too.
But my mom also taught me to play hard too. She is always in go-go-go mode and gets stressed out very easily. Now that she’s getting older, I’ve been trying to get her to focus on self-care. She is a mighty mouse, that’s for sure, but I don’t want to see her work herself up so much to the point that her health is endangered. Since I’ve gotten more into self-care, fitness, and yoga, I try to share that part of my life with her as much as I can. It makes me happy that she listens and always asks me questions about yoga poses, workout moves, or eating a more balanced and whole foods diet.
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3. Always Love Unconditionally
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