Our parents influence our lives in more ways than we care to realize. We don’t just look like them, we often have similar food preferences or we have a certain annoying habit like them or maybe we just sound like them. But their most important contribution to our life is that they teach and guide us through this journey called life. They mold us into the adults that we are today.
We may not credit them enough, but deep down we all know that whatever we are today, our parents do deserve some credit for it. Our mothers, in particular, do more than they get acknowledged for. They are the force that nurtures us through all the difficulties that we face in our lives. It is their strengths as well as their weaknesses that we carry with us all our life. Here are some of the things that being raised by a strong mother teaches you.
You learn that even if things are not going your way right now, it won’t stay like that always. You will learn to keep going, even when it feels too difficult to carry on. You will learn that keeping faith in yourself and having patience is the only way you can really grow!
You will learn that women have it tough. If you are guy, it will teach you to respect women in a way that nothing else will ever teach you. If you are a girl, you will learn that there will be a lot of times when you will not be taken seriously even when you are speaking in earnest. But that won’t stop you from standing up for what you believe in.
No matter how much the society pressurizes you, you don’t need anyone to make you happy. You can lead a complete life even if you do it by yourself. As a woman, you will learn that you can earn your livelihood, raise your kids and do all your chores all by yourself. As a man, you will learn that you don’t need a woman to become settled. But at the same time, it will also teach you that if you have a woman in your life, you mustn’t take her for granted, even if she doesn’t ask for your help.
You will learn not to regret stuff that didn’t happen or didn’t go right. Instead, you will revel in the things that brought you where you are in life. You will take your mistakes and failure in your stride and not dwell on things that make you sad.
It will teach you that maintaining the right balance is the key to a happy and stable life. You can be both soft and strong. You realize that not everyone needs to see you be weak and vulnerable. But at the same time, you won’t be afraid of being vulnerable in front of your near and dear ones.
Loving yourself is the most important kind of love that you need to have in your life. Having a strong mother shows you that despite things not going your way, you must not stop believing in yourself. You will not let your failures define you. Instead, you will bounce back and prove your haters wrong.
A parent is the best example of someone showing unconditional love. The sacrifices your mother makes to raise you are incredible. But even then she will never ask for any special recognition for her constant love, she will just continue to do her job as a mother tirelessly. That is what the definition of unconditional love is.
When you have a strong role model, it will be easy to follow in their footsteps. You saw your mother be protective, kind, caring, loving, compassionate, strong and resilient. This will be embedded in your heart and soul, and when you are a parent yourself it will come naturally to you.