May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 is upon us! Can you believe how time flies?

This month we celebrate two very special days, Worker’s Day and Mother’s Day.

To the special woman I call Mamma,

The more ‘skills’ I gain in this experience called ‘life’, the more I realise that I am having more and more “Mom was right!” moments.  We don’t always listen to our mothers’ advice when we are young, but then realise that we have actually turned into the women who raised us, when we ourselves are in the process of raising the next generation.

If my mom wanted to whine about life not being fair, she certainly had enough material to go on for days. Anyone else would have turned bitter, but not her. She would always say “You have to accept that life is not fair” That is how it is, no use in asking why. You just need to keep going. Life might be unfair, but you can still make the best of it. You just have to get up and keep moving forward, even if it means taking one step at a time.

My mother is, hands down, the hardest working person I know. To this day, she still works – at the age of 67. She has had a successful career working herself up, implementing new systems, always learning something new and now she heads up a whole new training department – never too old to learn new tricks.

My mother has taught me so many things growing up: how to love, how to be a good person and how to give back to others. But the biggest lesson she has imparted to me is her work ethic.

Balancing a career and home life can be a juggling act for working mothers – one that often encompasses guilt whilst they raise their children. Thoughts of missing out on special activities, and just general neglect, weigh heavily on working mothers’ minds. However, studies have shown that children who are raised by working mothers grow up to be more productive, independent and successful adults. I am convinced my brother and I acquired our unique strengths, like independence and critical thinking skills, from our mother. We didn’t have the luxury of having her cater to our every whim but developed our own strong work ethic as we were led by example in this regard. We saw her working long hours in order to be successful, and as children you want to mirror your parent. I started doing part time jobs from the age of 15.

She showed me that the most valuable thing that you can give another person is love and kindness. It is important to always be kind to all those around you. Most of all, she never felt as if people owed her something because she cared for them. The act of loving should be a gift to you in itself.

The value of self-worth is something I keep learning from her throughout my adult life, as social acceptance is an insecurity I have always struggled with. There will always be people working to shut you down. She continually teaches me that it is so important to find acceptance within myself, learn to live independent of people’s opinions of me. This is the key to my personal success and long-term happiness.

My mother is my mentor. Not only her teachings, but also how she lives her life, has taught me to be strong during hard times, and to be grateful for all the bounties that life provides you. There are no words that can describe my pride in having her in my life.

Thank you, Mamma, for giving me so much love and support over the years. Thank you for working so outrageously hard to give us all a life worth living and for being the greatest role model to look up to.

Happy Mother’s Day.
Your daughter

In celebrating the most important woman in your life, I have collected the following quotes that give testament to the beauty, strength and tenacity of motherhood. 

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Tenneva Jordan

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Sophia Loren

Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.

Mitch Albom

Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.

Sharon Jaynes

We have a fantastic Mother’s Day promo running this month, spoil that special person you call mom.

PS… This promotion is not only for moms and it is valid for the entire month of May – if you feel like a little escape from your working life, book it and come and reward yourself for all your hard work! 

Happy Worker’s Day for the 1st!

Enjoy a lovely May!

Love, Tania

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