Times Now, NDTV, The Indian Express, among other channels, had shared a video of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi hugging his mother after Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup on 18 December. Later on, in an interview, Messi acknowledged that the person behind all his success was his mother and her many sacrifices she had made to support him in his football career.
The month of May brings happy memories of our dear Mom, as we celebrate Mother’s Day on 14 May this year. A mother is one of the most prized creations of God and she is the most cherished gift of God to humankind. There is no treasure like the gift of a mother’s love on this earth and there is no heart so full of attentive love and care as that of a mother. I always remember very vividly how my own mother ran with lightning speed and jumped into the water when I told her that my younger brother had fallen in a pond and was drowning!
The story of the mother of Thomas Alva Edison has touched millions. After his mother’s death, Edison found a letter in her diary. It was a letter written by his primary class teacher to his mother when he was a young boy. In the letter, the teacher had written that her son was dumb with a very low IQ. But his mother had concealed this message and instead had told Thomas that the content of the letter was that he was a super-intelligent boy and that he should be educated separately at home. He believed his mother’s words and turned out to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen.
We all will have many great stories to narrate about our beloved mothers, how they have played the most significant role in the development of our personality, character, our habits and our career. The first months of our existence revolved around this amazing person. There is no one who can understand us better than our own mother. Even when we were tiny tots, she understood our needs. We learned to love and trust others from the love and trust we received from our mother in our initial years. She has been our first teacher and role model who has always wanted us to be happy and successful in life.
Today, maybe we regret that we did not thank her enough or appreciate this singular precious gift — our mothers. Unfortunately in this age of consumerism and use-and-throw culture, there is a tendency to disregard and forget all that a mother has been to us. We need not wait for Mother’s Day to wish her and thank her for all that she is and all that she has been doing in our life. Everyday should be a day to appreciate her and love her through our words and deeds, and let it be a Mother’s Day celebration and tell them, “Love You, Mom!”
Vincent Carmel is the Chief Editor of The Teenager Today. He brings with him years of experience in working with young people. He was actively involved with the Indore-based Universal Solidarity Movement (USM) for over three years. A great lover of the North East, he was the Director of the North East Social Communications (NESCOM), organising motivational programmes for the youth of the region.