WE CELEBRATE OUR MOTHERS and show them our thanks for being the wonderful people they are on May 11th. But a date in the calendar shouldn’t suddenly spark this feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.
Everyday, we should remind ourselves to be thankful for the people in our lives, what they teach us through positive and challenging experiences and how they mold us into the people we evolve to be.
But since it is officially Mother’s Day and I should embrace this tradition, I want to give very special thanks to my own mother.
DEAR MOM, you have supported me from the beginning, laying the foundation of my beliefs and character. Thank you for letting me share your interests and journey all these years.
In times of fun and happiness you have laughed with me. Even in times of disaccord you have visited my thoughts and helped me become a better version of myself.
The greatest gift you give me though is the way you inspire me.
You are my teacher, my hero, my shaman, my girlfriend, my partner, my greatest critic, my greatest supporter.
THANK YOU for always believing in me, no matter how easy or hard I make it for you. Thank you for letting me accompany you on your own journey. Thank you for laughing at the same jokes as me, for sharing a hashtag (#personalcoffee), for remembering the good-ol-days, and for looking into the future with an optimistic, unconstrained outlook.
Happy Mother’s Day to you and every woman who accompanies her child on this challenging and beautiful journey we call LIFE.