Happy Mother's Day everyone!
This time of year is always a little reflective because five years ago I lost my mom to complications of heart disease. I reflect on what Mom taught me, how it's shaped my life, and how grateful I am to have such awesome parents.
Mom always found the bright side of things, especially when things were tough. When we were going through her recovery after heart surgery, she told me "somehow, we will look back and laugh at all of this". She was on dialysis at that moment, and I couldn't help but admire her strength.
She was also all about sharing her thoughts about anything, and would always listen and learn about a different perspective. Even if she didn't agree with them. Don't think she wouldn't tell you about her opinion though.
She loved to read, and I picked up her love of books over the years. The last book she gave me was the book 1776, about the American revolution and it was fantastic.
Both her and my Dad pushed us to be our best, to do our best. It's the backbone for most of the success I've had over the years. Even if I wasn't the best, I had the ability to improve because I could push myself to the end of my ability and to the beginning of what I needed to learn.
There are countless other lessons and things she taught us. That's what this video is all about. To honor her and how she lives with us all now.
I hope you had an awesome Mother's day, and spend time with family and loved ones. Comment below on what lessons your mom or parents taught you. It will be rad to see how your folks had an impact on you!