Life Lessons

On this Mother’s Day I started thinking about what I have learned from my mom. So, in honor of her, here are a few lessons we can all apply to our lives.

1.) gratitude– my mom always made the every day seem like an unopened gift. My brother and I were taught to say “thank you” to God for the sun, the rain, the snow, whatever.

2.) adventure is good– if it was our backyard or the mountains in Colorado, my mom taught me to discover — to see what is around me with new eyes.

3.) generosity– helping others with whatever was in our hands– we grew accustomed to my mom stopping to help people on the side of the road, or buying groceries for a family in need down the street. Whatever it was, she served others by just being there and listening, helping, and encouraging.

4.) love first– judge never. This lesson is hard to learn. My mom has shown love to those who would be discarded and disregarded by others. She has shown love to those who have been labeled by the choices they made/make in life when others would judge and condemn.

5.) laugh– even at yourself. My mom is infamous for silliness. Instead of being ashamed of something foolish or silly she would call my husband and they would laugh together.

There are so many things that make me smile when I think about my mom.
I am grateful for all of these lessons and so many more.
So, thank you LindaMom. I am blessed to be your daughter. Happy Mother’s Day.

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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