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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 December 10, 2019

5 Smart Reasons to Start Journal Writing Today

5 Smart Reasons to Start Journal Writing Today

Here’s the truth: your effectiveness at life is not what it could be. You’re missing out.

Each day passes by and you have nothing to prove that it even happened. Did you achieve something? Go on a date? Have an emotional breakthrough? Who knows?

But what you do know is that you don’t want to make the same mistakes that you’ve made in the past.

Our lives are full of hidden gems of knowledge and insight, and the most recent events in our lives contain the most useful gems of all. Do you know why? It’s simple, those hidden lessons are the most up to date, meaning they have the largest impact on what we’re doing right now.

But the question is, how do you get those lessons? There’s a simple way to do it, and it doesn’t involve time machines:

Journal writing.

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Improved mental clarity, the ability to see our lives in the big picture, as well as serving as a piece of evidence cataloguing every success we’ve ever had; we are provided all of the above and more by doing some journal writing.

Journal writing is a useful and flexible tool to help shed light on achieving your goals.

Here’s 5 smart reasons why you should do journal writing:

1. Journals Help You Have a Better Connection with Your Values, Emotions, and Goals

By journaling about what you believe in, why you believe it, how you feel, and what your goals are, you understand your relationships with these things better. This is because you must sort through the mental clutter and provide details on why you do what you do and feel what you feel.

Consider this:

Perhaps you’ve spent the last year or so working at a job you don’t like. It would be easy to just suck it up and keep working with your head down, going on as if it’s supposed to be normal to not like your job. Nobody else is complaining, so why should you, right?

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But a little journal writing will set things straight for you. You don’t like your job. You feel like it’s robbing you of happiness and satisfaction, and you don’t see yourself better there in the future.

The other workers? Maybe they don’t know, maybe they don’t care. But you do, you know and care enough to do something about it. And you’re capable of fixing this problem because your journal writing allows you to finally be honest with yourself about it.

2. Journals Improve Mental Clarity and Help Improve Your Focus

If there’s one thing journal writing is good for, it’s clearing the mental clutter.

How does it work? Simply, whenever you have a problem and write about it in a journal, you transfer the problem from your head to the paper. This empties the mind, allowing allocation of precious resources to problem-solving rather than problem-storing.

Let’s say you’ve been juggling several tasks at work. You’ve got data entry, testing, e-mails, problems with the boss, and so on—enough to overwhelm you—but as you start journal writing, things become clearer and easier to understand: Data entry can actually wait till Thursday; Bill kindly offered earlier to do my testing; For e-mails, I can check them now; the boss is just upset because Becky called in sick, etc.

You become better able to focus and reason your tasks out, and this is an indispensable and useful skill to have.

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3. Journals Improve Insight and Understanding

As a positive consequence of improving your mental clarity, you become more open to insights you may have missed before. As you write your notes out, you’re essentially having a dialogue with yourself. This draws out insights that you would have missed otherwise; it’s almost as if two people are working together to better understand each other. This kind of insight is only available to the person who has taken the time to connect with and understand themselves in the form of writing.

Once you’ve gotten a few entries written down, new insights can be gleaned from reading over them. What themes do you see in your life? Do you keep switching goals halfway through? Are you constantly dating the same type of people who aren’t good for you? Have you slowly but surely pushed people out of your life for fear of being hurt?

All of these questions can be answered by simply self-reflecting, but you can only discover the answers if you’ve captured them in writing. These questions are going to be tough to answer without a journal of your actions and experiences.

4. Journals Track Your Overall Development

Life happens, and it can happen fast. Sometimes we don’t take the time to stop and look around at what’s happening to us at each moment. We don’t get to see the step-by-step progress that we’re making in our own lives. So what happens? One day it’s the future, and you have no idea how you’ve gotten there.

Journal writing allows you to see how you’ve changed over time, so you can see where you did things right, and you can see where you took a misstep and fell.

The great thing about journals is that you’ll know what that misstep was, and you can make sure it doesn’t happen again—all because you made sure to log it, allowing yourself to learn from your mistakes.

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5. Journals Facilitate Personal Growth

The best thing about journal writing is that no matter what you end up writing about, it’s hard to not grow from it. You can’t just look at a past entry in which you acted shamefully and say “that was dumb, anyway!” No, we say “I will never make a dumb choice like that again!”

It’s impossible not to grow when it comes to journal writing. That’s what makes journal writing such a powerful tool, whether it’s about achieving goals, becoming a better person, or just general personal-development. No matter what you use it for, you’ll eventually see yourself growing as a person.

Kickstart Journaling

How can journaling best be of use to you? To vent your emotions? To help achieve your goals? To help clear your mind? What do you think makes journaling such a useful life skill?

Know the answer? Then it’s about time you reap the benefits of journal writing and start putting pen to paper.

Here’s what you can do to start journaling:

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