We are indebted to Gandhiji and all the other Leaders for the freedom we enjoy today! I look to Gandhiji for inspiration and wisdom. His life is a testament to how a person’s will and determination is stronger than any physical attributes he must have! And that is why I decided to talk about some powerful quotes by Gandhiji that inspire me to be a better mom every day.
“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhiji was a thought leader, a change activist, and an inspirational person! What is also, astonishing is the fact that Gandhiji inspires a spectrum of people, so widely different and unique, in his own way, even after 70 years of his death. You can Read Books about Gandhiji for kids, and have fun reading some inspiring books about him to your kids!
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
Is this not the crux of our struggle, to be unaffected by outside circumstances – the judgment, the questions on our parenting choices and the constant need to justify our choices, and still be able to be at peace with oneself. For once we are at Peace, we will always be able to be a better parent! Clearing my mind of all the chaos has always been my favorite way to relax. It is not easy, but it can be done. Some do it with meditation, some do it with a workout, and some others like me do it with dance – but whatever helps you clear your mind’s chaos and help you be a better parent, is what you must do <3
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
I remember when my first born kicked his way into this world, that year is still a blur. What helped me through it, is my WILL to do the mommy thing, and to do it well. And that is the same thing I practice even today. my will to be a better mom is indomitable, I will do it till I succeed. My kids deserve the very best I can be.
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
Making mistakes is an integral part of growing up, right? And that is much the case of our motherhood journey, making mistakes is inevitable. What is, however important is to learn from them and to move forward. I remind myself every day that mistakes do not define my journey, but it is the love I have for the kids and the spirit to learn from them is what is important.
Another thing is to let the kids make their own mistakes and to teach them to learn from them. Handing everything to them on a silver platter is never going to help them, in fact it is only going to set them on an even more difficult journey.
“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.”
This is something that has nothing to do with religion but more about oneself and one’s family. Faith is not something that you teach, it builds over time, it is something that is learned over time.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
Positive thoughts and positive attitude is what makes my day a great one. Even when everything is going downhill, believing that this is just a phase and soon I will be able to turn this to something positive for our family, keeps me going!
“An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.”
This one I struggle with the most. During the day, finding patience time after time, is the most difficult thing. But if you see, Losing patience, or losing mind or losing temper seems to be the easy way out too!
I want to work hard and find every ounce of patience I can muster to not lose it every other day. By afternoon I am stumped and lost even if I am “present ” mama.
“Change yourself – you are in control.”
This is my mantra and that I am working on right now. If I am able to change the way I react, I am sure my kids will follow the step! Also if I am able to make them understand that I can change a bad habit, all I need is the will to do it – they will know it is doable too!
“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
No matter what change you want to see in your home, you need to spearhead it! Just like if I want my kids to sleep early, I need to help them
“Take care of this moment.”
Our littles are not going to stay little for long. Like I cannot imagine where 8 years of parenting went, one day very soon they will be leaving home for college, work and a life without us. While they are here soak in the love, and the cries for attention! Easier said than done, right? But do it, these memories and moments are something that
Are there any quotes that resonate with you? If you have any powerful quotes by Gandhiji that inspire you to be a better parent every day, do share! Do you have a favourite quote?
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