I am very fortunate to have the most wonderful mother.
She is a devoted wife, a loving mother, a supreme grandmother, and beloved by all.
Mom and I often have our “catch-up time” on the family room couch, just to talk about life. We sit with our sweet labrador dog (at that time sleepy-sweet and ready to go to bed).
It’s one of my favorite things to simply listen to and share with my mom. Often we go over positives, a funny incident, or something that needs praying.
My mom is incredibly understanding. She has a loving heart, a listening heart. Ever-present for her children and her family, it’s her number one call in life. And that’s despite being an amazing, successful musician. She has it all — but in a balanced way. I find it a model for myself and how I would like to live.
So I’ve got something I am working on that I can give to my mom. I’d like to Give My Mom a Smile.
When people are very understanding we have a tendency to open up to them…they are compassionate, present and listening. Which means it’s an easy thing to do!
Families are beautiful in how they give to each other. They cheer you on and help you when you are down. There’s nothing wrong with that, as family should be there for us as we are for them. Still, I’d like to be thoughtful about sharing the challenges.
Here’s the reason why. My mother has done so much for me, and I want to give her that gift back. And one of the best ways to do that, is to give her joy.
Your mother loves you and wants the best for you. Moms are ready to help their children with anything they need and that includes a listening ear. But they also want you to be happy.
And they are happy when you are happy.
So what can you do to increase your mom’s happiness?
The next time you have a challenge, could you approach it a different way? Why not find another source?
…quiet your mind
…go to a movie
…get a massage
…take a nap
…reason through the positives
What could you do to rest your heart and come back to
Give Your Mom A Smile?
Our mothers have done so much for us. One way we can do something for them is to show them we are happy. Let’s work on this today, Give Your Mother A Smile.
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