Dr Jankhana Hakani
Â My Mum! I replied, â€œShe is my hero. She is always there for me, in my hard work, in my fun times, in my happy and sad moments, in my success, and in my struggles. Despite having to finish her work and chores, she always has time for me whenever I needed her and even when I didnâ€™t ask for it. Mum knows what I wanted even if I did not tell her. Thatâ€™s the connection and bond I have with my mom. She is my inspiration. She is my strength. She is my HERO.â€
I am sure you all feel the same about your mothers too. She cares for us, encourages us to be better and achieve our full potential, feeds us, keeps us safe and makes us strong.
Like Picasso said- â€œMy mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picassoâ€.
There is no doubt that mothersâ€™ play a key role in helping us become the person who we are.
Why do we see our mums as HEROES? Thatâ€™s simple, because she does all the things that a hero does.
Provide defense and protection-
Study shows that a womanâ€™s brain undergoes significant re -modelling and transition when she becomes a mother. These changes help women to protect and defend the baby.
If you were bullied, or if you were sick, can you remember your mother dropping everything and coming to your care?
She is the one with whom we feel safe and protected. We know innately that she will protect us from everything.
Â Ann Taylor writes:
â€˜If you ran to help me when I fell?
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
Embody intelligence and wisdom-
Newer researchers have shown that intelligence is inherited more from mothers than from fathers.
But, it is not just the genetics. A mother plays a role in teaching various skills including language, communication, integrity, honesty, love and compassion, etc. She teaches her kids to be independent and self resilient.
A mother is not only a carer and nurturer, but also a Mentor, who guides her children while they are growing up, and many times even after they are adults. She shares her wisdom with them.
She is the first teacher to her child. And many times the best one.
â€œMama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.â€â€”Stevie Wonder
Model moral behaviour-
We as children learn standards of human conduct through our parents, especially our mums because we spend most of our growing years with her. As children, we see our mothers doing selflessness and daily sacrifices, and we learn acts of kindness and compassion from her.
Promote enhancement and inspiration-
When we see mum doing her daily chores and activities, we learn how well she copes and manages everything. We see how well she overcomes all the obstacles without getting harrowed and flustered.
She is the epitome of hope and inspiration. She not only inspires her kids but also helps her children achieve their highest potential to be the best versions of themselves.
Since a MUM does all this, She is A HERO, for almost all of us.
Letâ€™s Celebrate the One Who Loves You
Make her feel special in your own way.
Take care of her like she takes care of you, with the same sweetness, nurturance and care, not only today, but everyday! Accept her as she is. Comfort her when she needs help or is stressed. Just like she is always there for you, you are there for her.