Whether we realize it or not, our moms helped mold us into the people we are today. They’ve cleaned up our scraped knees and elbows, and taught us our ABC’s. Most importantly, they taught us valuable life lessons that continue to help us get through some of the toughest times in our lives.
Today, Evolve Daily shares 8 Reasons Our Moms Are The Original Badasses:
1) She taught us to be strong
After carrying you in her womb for 9 months, your mom would go on through several hours of labor just to bring you into the world. Days later, she would stand over your crib, feeding or carrying you every two hours just so you would feel safe and nurtured. You may have seen her silently cry as she tried to put you to bed with a fever, or as she got off the phone with your school because you had gotten into another fight. The way she quietly handled all these undoubtedly shows tremendous strength and compassion.
If that isn’t the epitome of strength, we don’t know what else is.
2) She taught us how to conquer our fears
Remember all those times you refused to go to sleep because you were scared? Your mom would be the one to reassure you that everything was OK and even get down on her knees to check for “monsters” under the bed. She cuddled you during thunderstorms and gave you hugs as you nervously awaited your first day of school. Slowly, as you grew up, you became brave enough to conquer these fears on your own. You knew that you could handle it all because everything would eventually turn out OK in the end — just like your mom told you it would.
3) She taught us the value of respect
One of the most valuable lessons your mom taught you when you were a child was respect. To earn respect, you had to show you were worthy of it. This meant showing respect and honoring your parents and elders. Being respectful meant that you acknowledged the hardships and life experiences your parents and elders went through, making them who they are today. By showing respect, you displayed gratitude for their wisdom and didn’t have to learn the hard way.
4) She taught us how to be appreciative
Although learning how to say “thank you” is one of the simplest lessons you’ve learned from your mom, it is also one of the most valuable ones. By showing appreciation, you tell people that you care about the time, effort, energy, and commitment they put forth. Because of your mom, you try to show gratitude on a regular basis. Not only does this do wonders for your personal growth, it brings happiness to people around you as well.
5) She taught us to never settle
Growing up, you’ve probably heard your mom say : “You’re the best little boy/girl ever!” It’s not that she wanted to inflate your ego — she wanted you to believe in yourself, just like she did. Believing in yourself means knowing that you are capable of anything you put your mind to. Nobody should set boundaries on your ambition. Keep on reaching for the stars — your mom believed in you, so should you!
6) She taught us to keep our word
Your mom always taught you that “actions speak louder than words”. There’s no doubt that the way people act often holds more truth about their personality than what they have to say. By keeping your word and backing them up with the appropriate actions, people are more likely to take you seriously and respect you.
7) She taught us to eat well
Remember those times your mom would make you eat your vegetables? It turns out, all those threats about getting sick, not growing tall, or becoming weak were all true. A balanced diet and regular exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle, which is especially important now that we are adults. By taking good care of your physical health today, you can rest assured that you’ll stay healthy and fit for life.
8) She taught us the value of hard work
When you were a kid, you would often be told that anything was possible as long as you worked hard enough. Whether it was learning how to ride a bike, getting your first stripe in BJJ class, or getting your dream job, your mom never gave you the idea that these things were beyond your reach.
Although life isn’t easy, your mom showed you that hard work makes things happen. After all, it is because of her struggles that you are the successful adult you are today.
Despite how much you resisted her lessons when you were younger, there’s no doubt that your mom is truly the driving force to your success. It is because of her that you live your life with relentless passion and the burning ambition to follow your dreams.
So go on, give your mom a hug and show her that you appreciate all her hard work!