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20 Reasons Your Mom Will Always Have A Special Place In Your Heart

20 Reasons Your Mom Will Always Have A Special Place In Your Heart

When it comes to our moms, the relationship we have can be complicated by a mix of unconditional love and moments of contempt. Whatever your relationship was, she will always hold a place in your heart. She is irreplaceable in our hearts for good reasons and although you never knew what she was thinking on the inside, she always had your best interest at heart.

1. She gave you life

Your mom decided to give birth to you and with that took on the responsibility to love and support you.

2. She would hold you any time of day or night when you needed her

When you are afraid and vulnerable, your mother’s caress will make you feel safe.

3. When you were vunerable as a baby, she was your protector

Your mom spent all of your baby years keeping you safe so you were free to grow through experiences.

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4. She offers you as much security as possible

Your mom’s sole job in the first years and maybe even still is to ensure you’re taken care of and safe.

5. She is selfless: if you need something your mom will go without to give it to you

Your mom puts you before herself with everything and is dedicated to you.

6. She loves you even when you don’t love yourself in the adolescent years

There are some tough years where we don’t even know who we are anymore but our moms stabilized that feeling with her love for us.

7. She listens to you when you need someone to talk to

To have an ear and a shoulder to cry on makes us feel better and moms are great at that.

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8. Her tough love is only to make you better

Anytime you felt like your mom was hard on you, you will look back and see that it was to your benefit.

9. She passed her life wisdom on to you

Your mom teaches you valuable lessons in life that you wouldn’t have learned from anyone else.

10. She nags you for all the right reasons like taking an umbrella or wearing a warm jacket

Although you may find her nagging a bit frustrating, it is always for your greater good.

11. She will always have your back even when you’re wrong

You make mistakes but your mom always takes your side.

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12. She supports all of your ideas and endeavors

Your mom is happy when you have passion for something and she does everything in her power to help you reach your goals.

13. She lifts you up when you’ve been defeated and takes the time to build you back up

When life gets you down, your mom will be there to pick you up.

14. She has loved you even through the hardest times

Life can bring on some harsh experiences that leave you feeling left in the dust and this is when your mom gives you the loving kindness you deeply need in these moments.

15. She made it possible for you to experience many things in your life even if that meant her taking on an extra job

The sacrifices your mom makes often include financial backing so even if it means getting a second job, she makes sure you can achieve your dreams.

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16. She watched you in competition and cheered you on even if it meant waking up at the crack of dawn or standing on the sidelines in the rain

Your mom supports you in your activities and  always thinks you’re the greatest player out there (even if you aren’t),

17. She is proud of your successes

Your mom believes in you and that belief makes you a better person in many ways.

18. She’s your friend even when you’re an adult

Your mom can be your best friend as she has proven through the years to have all the qualities a good friend should have.

19. She will love you until the end of time with a fierce devotion that is unmatched

The love of your mom is deep and neverending, this naturally makes us reciprocate that feeling back to her.

20. She is irreplaceable in your life and offers a kind of comfort and warmth in your heart that can never be taken away

The place in your heart for your mom will always be there whether you live next door to each other or are far apart.

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Last Updated on October 15, 2018

Why Helping Others Actually Helps Yourself

Why Helping Others Actually Helps Yourself

Helping others: it’s a fundamental part of humanity, bonding together and helping a fellow man or woman. In times of tragedy, the stories of those who help others are inspiring, such as helping the nation recover from national disasters and terrorist attacks. Some men and women even devote their lives to helping others, from the police force that protects our cities, to the fire departments who run into burning buildings, to the service men and women who risk their lives for the common good.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

But helping others isn’t limited to these grand gestures or times of tribulation. Helping others can be done each and every day. And contrary to what you may have heard, helping others doesn’t always have to be a selfless act. It’s important to understand that helping others can actually help yourself. No matter what the motivation, getting out and helping others is the key. So in that spirit of motivation, here are 5 reasons why helping others actually helps yourself.

1. Quid Pro Quo

When you help someone, they will be more likely to help you. This is the basic, unspoken agreement that fuels nearly every move. I’ll spend my entire day lugging boxes, but you owe me. It’s much easier to find help when someone knows you’d do the same for them. They may not always live up to their end of the bargin, and you may not either. But if you help enough people and do many good deeds, it will be given back when needed.

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2. Karma goes both ways.

All too often, the idea of Karma is described in a negative way. If you do bad, bad will come find you. But it works the other way too. When you are a good person and help people, good things seem to happen. And while you may not believe in an inter-connected universe that rewards good deeds, there is something to be said about how helping others changes your perspective. When you’re helping others, you will often feel better about yourself, increasing the likelihood that your next experience will be a positive one, rather than a negative one.

3. Doing good feels good.

It’s maybe the most cited benefit of doing good: you’ll feel great. Helping others is a great way to feel better about yourself. Seeing a smile or even tears of joy makes it all worth it. It’s as simple as that.

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4. Good publicity is the best publicity.

People notice when you’re doing good. It may not be the reason you help out, but someone is always watching. Even the simplest gesture can make an awesome impression.

When I was in college, I had a class that helped out at a school for a full day. I worked with a small group of high school students who were incredibly interested in writing, and I had a great time. I asked the teacher if I could come back on my own time and work with these students to finish this project we were working on, to which she agreed.

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I went two more times that week, thinking nothing more about it. Fast forward a few weeks: I received a letter in the mail stating I had been chosen as a Presidential Grant Recipient for the summer and received a $2,000 stipend to work with a group of students and professors on a research project over the summer. I was floored, as I hadn’t even applied. I was nominated by that teacher who appreciated the work I did with her students. It wasn’t expected, but helping others ended up opening a door I never would have known was even available.

5. Helping others looks good on a resume or application.

Is your resume looking a little thin? Does your college application need a bit of pizzaz? Volunteering your time and energy to help others makes your resume and applications look as good as it makes you feel. Hiring managers look favorably on volunteer work and many acceptance committees use it to separate similar candidates. So read to some first graders, volunteer at the homeless shelter, and volunteer at your local Boys and Girl Club. Your resume will thank you.

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