7 Valuable Life Lessons Only Your Mom Has Taught You
Moms are the best. They are always there for you no matter what. When I was a kid, I always wanted to know what it is like to be an adult and wanted to be one already! But my mom would just laugh and tell me to just enjoy my time being because I will soon miss it. But that’s not the only thing she told me. Little do we know, the daily things, no matter how little, our mother tells us has already changed our lives.
1. Always Look on the Bright Side.
I have already heard this millions of times, but somehow it has a greater impact on me when it came from someone I know who has been (almost) through it all – my loving mother. My mom has always been the glass-half-full type. No matter how hard our situation is, she just magically manages everything, and she knows what to say to make our frown upside-down all the time. Yes, she still complains, gets mad from time to time, I mean, she’s still human. But after 5 minutes or so, she’s back to her positive state! She’s been like this ever since I can remember. She taught us how to accept our mistakes, the things we can’t change, and just trust the process because everything happens for a reason and that no matter how big the storm we might be facing, there is always that beautiful rainbow waiting at the end of it.
2. Live Your Life for You Not for Anyone Else.
Have you ever been in a situation wherein you wanted to say “no” but ended up saying “yes” instead? I know I have. I did not want to disappoint anyone, which is also a good thing, but not everything you say “yes” to is. Peer pressure is something we have experienced. “Everyone else is doing it, so you should too.” But this is something I had not much problem with growing up. My mom constantly reminds me that it is okay to say “no,” and that saying so does not make you a bad person. She taught me how to weight things, which decision is healthy for everyone.
3. Family Will Always Be There for You.
Remember the last time you and your best friend had a fight? Of course, you did not have anyone else to talk to because you and the person, who you tell everything to, are not in good terms. So, where do you end up running to? That’s right, your mom! Or any family member, for that matter. My mom has told me once about how she and her very best friend in high school are like strangers now. She said, “like all friendships, we promised to always be there for each other forever…” but things change, and a lot of things as well as relationships, will eventually come to an end…but not Family. No matter what happens in school, at work, no matter how good or bad the situation is, your family will never leave your side.
4. Respect Everyone.
My parents fight, I think that’s already the inevitable. But not to the point that they swear in each other’s faces. They don’t hurt each other’s feelings when they fight, but just focus on the actual problem at hand. What my mom, and also my dad, taught me…I need to be watchful and careful about what the words I give to other people. No matter how insignificant it may be to you, it could have brought a negative impact on the other person and some might even have a hard time forgetting what you said. For a successful relationship, either romantic or platonic, respecting each other is key.
5. As Much as Possible, Don’t Lie.
Yep, I don’t want to lie anymore. I have been in situations where my lie just got bigger and bigger until I forgot about it and eventually I got exposed. Haha! Never again! Especially not to my mom. She knows everything. You are a part of her, so it won’t be hard for her to detect if you are telling the truth or not.
6. Do Your Best, and Everything Will Fall into Place
Nobody’s perfect and we all have our limits. What we are good at may not be also something someone else is good at, and vice versa. Whatever it is I do, my mom never forgets to tell me to do my best, so that whatever the outcome may be, you won’t regret anything because you know you already gave your all. The universe might have something else in store for you.
7. Love What You Do.
I don’t think my mom would be gravely disappointed in me if I worked at a fast food chain my entire life. She would even still be as proud if I got a high-paying job. Whatever minor awards I have, she even posts on Facebook! She’s THAT proud of me. She told me that she loves me and will be proud of me no matter what I chose to do with my life, as long as of course it doesn’t ruin my well-being. This makes me so happy.
I will always remember the things my mom taught me, and I will pass it on not just to my future children, but I may even change other people’s lives as well. You’ll never know! I love you, mom! Thank you for everything!