Sunday, May 12, 2013


I am currently taking an online course in leadership and emotional intelligence.  One of the assignments I was given was to talk about people who have influenced me in my life and made me what I am today; people that have helped me get to where I am.  My first two thoughts were those of my mom and my grandma.  And with Mother's Day being this week, I thought I would take a few of the things I wrote in that assignment and share them here.

The first great example in my life was my mother.  I credit her with teaching me how to have a strong work ethic, to never give up.  But she also taught me not to sweat the small stuff.  She taught me that family is more important than everything. She helped me know that life was meant to be enjoyed and to be an active participant in it.She helped me see that when relationships are toxic you can walk away from them without guilt.  She showed me how to be a caring, present and active mother.

My grandmother was another great teacher in my life.  She showed me how to love life.  She helped me see that having a larger than life personality was nothing to hide.  She was loud, she was happy and she was more dedicated to her family than anyone I ever met.  She showed me what grace under pressure truly was.

Happy Mother's Day to all the great mother's in my life.  I love you all.

1 comment:

Your Mama said...

*beautifully said* I didn't know you were taking a class......

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