Have you ever sat down and poured your heart out in a letter to mom? With Mother’s Day tomorrow, Famous Footwear put together this inspiring video to share with moms everywhere.
A Letter to Mom
How would your letter to mom start? Would you think for taking care of you? For pushing you when you needed that extra nudge? For giving you just the right piece of advice at just the right time? I know that one thing my mom always said resonates with me still today:
Yep. “Do what makes you happy.” And it’s not in the satirical, “whatever” tone. She actually meant it. She wanted me to be happy and wanted to make choices based on that.
Even in my adult life she has given me this same piece of advice. In tough matters of the heart she was there holding me and telling me to make the happy choice. Sometimes it was the less traveled path, but it made me who I am today. And, most of all, I try to tell my kids the same thing.
I want them to know that I genuinely want them to be happy in life. I want to watch them succeed… and do so according to their own choices. And better yet, to be happy in those choices. To do what makes them happy.
It’s so simple and yet so very true. How often do we make heart choices based on how it will affect others? Or we make common sense decisions and are miserable after doing so. I know we all have to make our own mistakes… and my mom allowed me to do that as well. And, after all was said and done, I would be running back to her asking for advice. And she would talk me through the situation and end with:
Do what makes you happy.