Every mother has her own journey. Sometimes that journey can take us to places we never could have imagined. For me, my motherhood journey began when I was very young and it changed my life beyond meanings. My children are my legacy to the world.
I am honored to have a chance to be a small part of my kids’ creation. As I raise them with love, I contribute to making this world a better place. I often think of what type of mother I am and what type of mother I want to be. I know my kids love me just the way I am, but I am always looking to improve and better myself. There is no denying that I’m a work in progress!
To me, motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone’s happiness ahead of yours, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is! And happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. Happiness won’t come to you! It can only come from you.
As much as being a mother is powerful imagine how powerful it would be being a happy mother! Happiness is not only those smiley feelings. It’s more than that. It’s also a feeling of connection to something larger then yourself.
There was a time in my life when everyone around me was so envious of how I had it all together and how I looked so happy. But to be honest, I wasn’t happy at all, although I did a good job showing the opposite! I believed in faking it till you make it!
It was so important to me to let everyone around me think I had it all figured out and that I was unbreakable.
Then it hit me how much effort I was putting into impressing people, while the sad truth was that it was all fake. I knew many moms who were trying to do the same. But for what?
Why are we trying to fake it so hard? Why do we have the need to empress people? Why do we have the urge to be that perfect mother in family gatherings, play dates, social media, and so on? Why not put that effort in really finding our happy place in life? That was when I started putting my energy towards finding happy me.
It can be as simple as your time at the gym, your cup of coffee on the balcony, making the time to start your own business or just enjoying a hobby.
The first step to being a happier mother, is to value what you do, to feel that it’s important.
The next step is to find ways to make it more enjoyable. Not only will you be doing the best thing for yourself, but you’ll also become a more effective mother.
You can learn to focus on the positive and learn to make it a daily habit.
Be the one who creates happiness, not the one who pursues it.
Happy Mother’s Day