Yesterday was mother’s day and across the world, most children were rightfully showing gratitude to their moms. Why do we all love our moms? The obvious reasons are that they gave birth to us and cared for and nurtured us without any expectations. They did so out of an inexplicable and joyful sense of love. The bond that is created from infancy to early childhood to teenage years through adulthood is immeasurable. Nothing makes moms happier than hearing from their kids, and knowing they are happy, safe and healthy.
The relationships we have with our parents, for most of us, sits atop the list of all relationships. The attributes that define this relationship, however, are not limited to just our parents. We have them with our siblings, grandparents, best friends, and a few others. I am writing this blog to suggest that as we get older, most of us lose that ability to make new best friends, and this is sad. It just feels like we stopped making best friends after college, or after marriage, or after having kids, or after taking that job, or after moving to that new town. Our Moms wish for our happiness, safety, and healthy. All three are in large part based on the quality of good friends we have. There is something wonderful and special about someone caring for you who is not related to you or is not obligated to, is there not?
This year, a great gift to your Mother might be telling her about a new best friend you have made who cares about you and who you care for. She will likely feel like she made a new best friend too. This week, make a list of your friends who you may want to pursue having a more meaningful relationship with, suspend your fears, and take a chance. Do it for Mom!