‘Our mothers are our first teachers, and we teach others the same lessons we learn from them’
~ Caroline Kennedy. 

I have a slightly different take on this. I believe that not only are they our first teachers and confidants, but they also were our first behavioral coaches and mindset engineers training, soothing, and nurturing us often remain a solid source of advice and support that most of us, even as adults still unconsciously dip into. I know I certainly do.

Our mums,  teach us the importance of good health (mental and physical), compassion, empathy, and kindness. All the ideas /tools that modern-day gurus and coaches embody in the professional sphere. So I think it would be safe to say that our sweet mums have inadvertently influenced not only our individual behavior but that of whom we in-turn influence, by demonstrating those exact same unconscious learnings of love, patience, and forgiveness as well as structured lessons like, do your homework and elbows off the table.

Being a feminist I will go so far as to say that mothers especially can be seen as the creators of our world as we know it today …. selfless, patient, and forgiving but also focused, ruthless, and requiring a higher standard. The underlying theme being ..unconditional love but resorting to tough when we falter.

So join me today in saying;
“Thank you, mummy, for teaching me how to build my life, coaching me on manners, respect, and responsibility, demonstrating how to think critically, the importance of prioritizing and planning. Embodying kindness, generosity, sacrifice, and always, always putting me first. Know also, that I will always do the same for you!