Advice from my Mother


By Thamar Jones
My mother left some inspiring words with me last night. In her maternal wisdom she knew I needed to pause and reflect on the life I am living. I’ll share her words with you as I’m sure I’m not the only one that can benefit from them.
My dear daughter,
We can be so busy living our lives that we are not aware of how we are living life. It can be a whirlwind, I know. With your work and career load, clients that you must satisfy and beating the clock each morning to get to work on time. Your social obligations: nights on the town and friendships to maintain, emails and text messages, Facebook posts and your personal brand! Your personal image that you meticulously upkeep! From nails with no chipping to defiant curls that you somehow make to submit, shoes that match your belt and handbag seamlessly.
Adulting now, you’ve got nightly dinners to make, dishes to do, dusting and laundry, linens and towels to clean and fold. And relationships! In love you, must guard your heart while still being open and vulnerable. You must establish boundaries while still being open, forgiving and yielding.
This and so much more I’m sure, is your life and it is a lot.
That is why I advise that you sometimes pause and appraise how you are living life. Focus on yourself and look back through your life. Is there some passion you wish to pursue but have not because you have been so busy living your life?
Honestly dear, I feel it is very important to step back from our daily tasks and take a close look at ourselves. No matter how your life has been so far, are you comfortable with where you are in your life? Are you happy to be where you are now?
I am sure that at times in your life you might have felt broken, but I hope what I taught you from childhood was of help to you – that you should have faith that everything will be okay. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. I believe that the struggles you might have faced in your life or are facing now are tests, which lead to a new story or a new song of victory.
My beloved daughter, I am sure you will accomplish much with your life. Continue to focus and continue to create amazing poetry moving forward with the symphony of life.
Love you always.