Thursday, May 09, 2013
Love Lounge: Three lessons from my mother
Always walk with your head held high
I could on and on about the importance of a strong female role model in shaping a young girl's life. I was lucky enough to have that in my mom. She taught me to carry bravery with me wherever I went and to always be proud of who you are. There will always be people who don't like you (like this person...), but hold your head high because those people don't matter.
Always put family first
The people that do matter? Your family. Always, always, always put them first. After all, they're the people who have seen you at your worst and have stuck by you. Take it from me -- I didn't always make hospital living look as glamorous as this, so trust me when I say that you could never ask for better people in your corner cheering you on as you make your way through life.
Always make time for laughing
I swear, seeing my mom laugh puts the biggest smile on my face. She gets this jolly childlike look in her eyes that is contagious, and before I know it, I'm completely unable to keep a straight face. After 10 years of some not-so-good times, a little laughter can go a long way. And when I think about it, there's no one I'd rather laugh with than my mom.