This post is being written for the #MomsforaBetterWorld Project. http://www.womensweb.in/2015/05/momsforabetterworld-blogger-contest/
A Woman. A Mother. A Wife. A Teacher. A Worker. A Home Maker. An Individual.
A woman is a creature with thousands of thoughts to process and million of things to accomplish each day.
A Mother is a woman entrusted by nature to carve out the right path for the inquisitive little minds that are navigating their way through years to be on their own life journeys.
My soon-to-be-teenager R , this is what I have to say to you my darling daughter –
“You were a shy little girl who found solace in the folds of a book ever since you were a toddler .You have grown reticent and quieter over the years as your moved from one book series to another.
There have been times when I noticed you stealing a glance at me, follow my mannerisms and try to imbibe them in your actions. I know a mother is a role model and inspiration to her daughter. A mirror where she sees reflection of her future self but there is something I would like to tell you today.”
“Being a role model to your child is a tough proposition because in our hearts, we, the mothers know that we are not perfect even though we always show our best to our children.We are as humane as you are. We falter at times but we have courage to be back on our feet and continue to strive hard to navigate your minds effectively, to give you strength to face the world in the best possible way with the right attitude and tough defences. We may not be perfect but we remain who we are and not change our core, retain the rock solid belief in our value systems and learnings and to grow as an individual as we full fill our various roles.”
“While it is important to fulfil all your obligations, the foremost responsibility of a person is towards one’s own self”
“At the cost of sounding prudent, the advice I would give you today is – Keep your “I” ahead of your “we”of future “We” because when “I” fares well in life, “We” automatically wins”.
“Remember, you can give your best to others if you give the best to yourself first.”
No matter how accomplished your peer group may sound or how pretty girls in the fashion contests may seem, please know that –
” You are a unique individual who is unlike anyone else in the whole wide world. Your thoughts are a manifestation of all your learnings and your writings would be a product of your sound intellect. Your essence is yours and yours only. The success would be yours to devour if only you will allow yourself to grow up to be who you truly are.
“BE YOURSELF” .That is my mantra for you.
Look into the mirror each morning and Hi 5 with your reflection ,tell her what a wonderful person you are. Be proud of your accomplishments . If you ever falter, use your failures as the stepping stone to success. Never lose belief in your core strengths.
“Cultivate your gift , sow the seed and let it grow into a magnificent tree.
Keep your mind open to new learnings, travel the world and keep evolving.
“Evolution is the most beautiful gift that human beings have, a gift rest of the species in the world are devoid of. My sincere advice to you my little woman-to-be ” Be Yourself, Keep Evolving and make the world a better place to live in”.
Love Forever , Mum