A few days back, I was feeling bad and insecure about my elephant size ears. I was whining to my mom, asking her why did I have such big ears even though I knew all the while that I had inherited them from my father. Her answer that day was however, unexpected. She gently said, as if speaking to a five year old and not a sixteen year old, “You’ve got Buddha-like ears, not elephant sized. And that is because you’re the finest listener I know.”
What is it with mothers, that they make you feel so loved and good about yourself? When it comes to us, their children, their patience, love, understanding and support has no bounds. They may not always be the bread winners of the house, but surely, they always win our hearts. Mothers (and fathers) everywhere have hearts bigger than anyone else around. They are our well wishers, our gurus, and our to-go-to person in every situation. You might be thinking I’m a day late in posting a long, filled with gratitude passage for my mother? No, I’m not. Why is it that only yesterday did everyone on my Facebook friend list upload a picture with their mothers, thanking them for all that they have done? Do our mothers deserve our thanks only once in a year for all that they’ve done every day? Wrong. Every day is mother’s day. Every day is also father’s day. Don’t pick a day to express your love, when you could show it everyday.
Happy mother’s day to all the deserving mother figures out there!