There is no denying the power of motherhood. It’s strong and unyielding and there’s nothing in the world quite like it. With that said, no one ever said raising children is easy. Being a mother comes with many responsibilities and sometimes taking a little time for yourself to refresh and confirm your power as mother is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family.
Here are five inspirational quotes from some inspirational minds to bring a little truth and happiness to your day.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
Sometimes, as mothers, we wish we could control every facet of our day. We want everything to go our way, whether we’re dropping the kids off at school, going to the grocery store or hoping the conference will end soon so you can get to the parent-teacher meeting on time.
But instead of worrying about what you can’t control, do your best to appreciate what you can. Marc and Angel advise that we choose to view disappointments as opportunities for personal growth. “We can choose to adjust our attitudes and let go of all our worries about everything we can’t control, which in turn frees us up to take the next best step forward in our lives.”
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
Sometimes we feel as though we can never do anything right. Every decision you make, the world tells you to make the opposite one. But as one of the greatest First Ladies said, the best thing you can do as a mother is to follow your instinct. Don’t worry about what other people say; do what you feel is the right decision for you and your family.
“Tomorrow is another day!”
You haven’t finished breakfast, your boss keeps calling and your youngest just spilled his Cheerios all over the floor. Although times like these feel like things just couldn’t get any worse, don’t let yourself grow too negative.
Repeat this mantra to remind yourself that hardships will pass and tomorrow will be another day. Don’t get caught up in negative thinking; instead, explore how you can approach stressful situations in a more positive way. You’re a supermom – we know you can do it!
“Because I feel that in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother.'”
When you feel underappreciated, when you feel let down and when you feel unmotivated, remember this quote from American poet Edgar Allan Poe. Remember the real joys that come with being a mom … which you may have temporarily forgotten. But above all, remember the importance of your role as a mother.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
You are the light of your children’s eyes and they are the light of yours. When you listen to their rambling stories, patch up their scraped knees, take them to school in the morning and read them bedtime stories you show your children how to love.
As Jessica James tells Huffington Post, “[Motherhood is] a blessing, a gift, a relationship that never ends and a love that never dies. It’s the best thing I have ever become, the greatest love I have ever felt and the best part about being me.”
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Any time you’re feeling overwhelmed, try repeating these quptes to yourself. Follow up with a little quiet time to do something for yourself, and maybe even drop the kids off at a friend’s house for a while in order to do so. Never forget your influence and your beauty, and always remember that you are a superstar in your kids’ minds.
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