When it comes to parents, I’ve been truly blessed. Maybe some day I’ll get to be as great as they have been for me for someone else and accord the same luxury of being able to choose to:-
Every now and then I forget that I am able to choose to be a better person because of everything my parents gave, taught and showed me. Let’s be very honest, my parents aren’t perfect. In fact, they are very real with flaws, some that can drive me a little nutty sometimes but that’s where they inspire me to be the better person I want to be. Flaws and all, even when times are bad, they always try harder.
I grew up very similarly to how my Dad did and he learnt from my grandparents how to be better than them. He understands that I’m like him and my yearn to constantly challenge myself. My Mum, on the other hand, grew up from the school of hard knocks and made it her mission as my mother to make sure that everyday my sister and I have the luxury to choose to be a better person. It’s so easy for us to pick and choose to be a better person simply because of her sacrifices.
So yah, I am grateful for every chance I get to hang out with them. Sometimes we get lucky like this trip to Perth where I got to celebrate my Mummy’s birthday with them.
My Mummy probably doesn’t realise how much strength I draw from her. I don’t think she even knows how her sacrifices have made subtle yet impactful influences in my life decisions, especially when I can choose to not sweat the small stuff and choose to be better. Not everyone have what I have so I lap it up that on a beautiful spring day in Perth, I got to share her birthday, listen to her stories, learn from her life lessons and remember not to take my life for granted.
In case I forget and get complacent, I have been blessed to be able to:-
- Be Kind
- Speak Truth
- Love Others
- Show Grace
- Work Hard
- Be Grateful
because my parents made sure I could. I shouldn’t squander it because a lot more other people who have less than me choose to be better everyday.