It doesn’t matter how old you get, there are some things that only your mum can help you with. They’re our soft place to land. The big hug and the hot cup of tea waiting for you at the end of a bad week. The soothing voice on the other end of the phone when we get bad news. And who else, can you really let loose and do the ugly cry in front of? Huh? I just don’t know what I’d do without mine—she’s my everything.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it seems fitting to reflect on the pearls of wisdom my Mama Bear has shared with me over the years. If you pop over to the Endota Facebook page here and share your #endotaspalifelessons, you could win some really fantastic prizes for you and your mum—and c’mon, who doesn’t love to be pampered? Stay tuned, because I’ll have a nice #winwednesday giveaway coming right up! MC
- Thoughts are powerful weapons, use yours wisely! I never really understood this growing up, until just quite recently. A close friend of mine used to have a pretty negative disposition, (Notice, the past tense, we’re not friends anymore.) and it always seemed like the whole world was against them, or that something was always wrong. That’s when I realised, I actually wake up pretty happy every day. Nothing really bothers me (Seriously!) and I always feel pretty positive about life, and I truly believe it’s only because my Mama Bear instilled in me the power of the mind; and how important it is to be positive and roll with the punches, because Lord knows, there will be many.
- Speak your mind, and fight for what you truly believe in. I am known in my conservative Indian family for ‘having a mind of my own’ which is usually said as a muttered insult. How dare I speak my mind! Can you imagine? Much to the embarrassment of some family members, since I was about 10, I openly told anyone that would listen, that I would never, ever, consent to an arranged marriage. Needless to say, there are some family members who refuse to speak to me. I guess that’s the price you pay for ‘having a mind of your own.’ Their loss!
- You can’t change the past. Don’t look back, just keep looking forward. Shit happens. Life isn’t always going to be easy. So when shitty things happen, don’t dwell. Reflect, evaluate what lesson there was to be learnt, figure out what you would change the next time something similar happens and just keep it moving. No rain, no rainbows.