Mother is the first teacher of her children. She teaches them their first words and also moral codes that guide the children through their lives. This helps her in shaping her children from stubborn toddlers into responsible adults. The person who has a lasting impression on the children is always their mother. In India, it has been said for centuries that Mother is next to God – in fact, she is the only God who is visible to the eye.
A Jewish saint once said, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”. There are plenty of beautiful things said by famous people all over the world about their mothers. Here are a few gems we have curated that depict why your mother is the first and the most important teacher in your life:
“The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital, I have made my way.” Andrew Jackson
“My mother taught me that fear is not an option.” Diane Von Furstenberg
“My mother raised me with humour, and she raised me to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it.” Liza Minnelli
“But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.” Mitch Albom
“My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.” Emma Stone
“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” Lady Gaga
Let’s take the example of Thomas Alva Edison, the man obsessed with Tesla. He did not get proper education in any school. It was his mother who taught him, guided him and sparked his interest in science. Similarly, we see Chatrapati Shivaji as a hero. It was his mother, Jijabai, who inculcated in him the tenets of patriotism. There are many more examples in history telling us the role mothers have played in shaping the life and future of their children. The important thing to remember is that famous or not, every child owes her first education to her mother.
This Mother’s Day, show your gratitude to the woman who brought you to this world and helped shape you into who you are today.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea
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