I have learned a lot from my mom the past 22 years and some may even consider me her mini-me-mi. Honestly, that is a complement because my mom is an amazing, strong woman. Out of all the things she has taught me, three stick with me every single day:
3. Bucket List
My mom has a never ending bucket list. I swear every time I talk to her she is off to experience a new adventure claiming it to be apart of her 'bucket list.' Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies and I feel like I inherited that from my mother. Her everlasting yearn for adventure has shown me the importance of seeing life as more than just a picture.
Whether it be camping, skiing, fishing, hiking, or even parasailing, life is meant to be lived. Once I heard my mom talk about all the things she wanted to do before she died, I created my own bucket list. I wrote down actions from marrying my best friend to picnicking in front of the Eiffel Tower. Because I did this, I have felt more inclined to take risks and see the beauty life has to offer. There is no better feeling than crossing off another adventure from a bucket list.
2. Embrace the Weird
My mom just might be the definition of weird or strange. She has her quirks and unique habits that makes her who she is. At times I may have been embarrassed but I learned that she is truly enjoying herself and she is comfortable. So many times I have watched my mom dance with no shoes in public while people stared. At first I thought gosh mom put some shoes on but then I realized she is having more fun than all of us other people.
To me it became less important to be what others expected you to be. I learned that the only way to truly enjoy life is to do as you please and embrace your weird side. As much as we don't want to admit it, we all have a little weird in us.
1. To Love
Many people like to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness but my mother has taught me, at the end of the day, love conquers all. Happiness does not come from negativity or even money but rather, it is stemmed from love.
Ultimately the greatest thing you can do is love one another and treat each other kindly. My mom is the most generous and caring person I have ever met. She gives her time willingly and always puts others above herself. This is truly an act of love.
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