Lessons From Mom
Posted On May 08, 2016
Today we celebrate our unsung heroes. The women who practically taught us everything we know. There is no greater love than that of a Mother’s love for her child, and today, we honor you.
The love of Mothers often goes unnoticed. There is so much strength and knowledge that we gain from these phenomenal women that have contributed to our growth and success.
As I reflect on the countless reasons why my Mother has played such an incredible role in my life, I realize that there are so many lessons that she has taught me. From the little things like how to eat at a table, to the big things like getting over a bad breakup, our Mothers are literally books filled with wisdom.
As a result, I came up with a pretty great idea. Yes, I’m tooting my own horn.
To celebrate today in real New You fashion, I was fortunate enough to gather different lessons from the New You writers. Though each lesson is different, one thing is certain:
We would be nothing without our Mama’s!
Prepare to shed a tear or two, things are about to get pretty emotional.
Ana: “My mom is a very strong person, but has a very sensitive side. She has taught me that being strong is important, but letting go and being sensitive at times is a sign of strength too.”
Lauren: “My mom has taught me so many things, big and small. Always eat with my mouth closed. Don’t forget to floss. Whitney Houston was the greatest of all time. Always show up to things on time because it shows people that you value their time. But probably the biggest thing she has instilled in me was that I could do whatever I set my mind to with hard work and determination. She has never doubted me, and never missed the opportunity to encourage and support me 100% in all of my endeavors. When someone believes in you like that it sets you up for a lifetime of success. When the rest of the world is telling me that I “can’t do it” I always hear my mom’s voice in the back of my head telling me that I can.”
Melissa: “The biggest lesson my mom taught me was to be a lady. Say thank you, sit up straight, smile, and most importantly keep your legs together. Be gentle but affirmative, be sweet but decisive and be gracious but wise.”
Crystal: “Don’t be afraid of risks or the opportunities attached to change.”
Sydney: “I like to consider my mommy the hardest working woman I know. Her job, to this day, includes long days and even longer weeks. Her work ethic has provided me with undeniable independence and drive. Growing up with a hard working mom has inspired me and has taught me a fundamental life lesson: you don’t need anybody!”
Tiffany: “I have the greatest respect for my Mom. She’s taught me the value of faith and how much having faith can allow you to do the unthinkable. By seeing her live her life in great faith and no fear, has inspired me to do the same.”
New You wishes you the best Mother’s Day! We hope it’s filled with lots of family time, love, fun, and laughter!
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