I remember very well writing essays in Hindi and Marathi on ‘My Mother’ in school. The statement I loved incorporating into it was, ‘As God cannot be physically present with every individual, he gave us all mother’. And well, this statement still stands true today, and will forever.
Mothers don’t just give us birth, they give us support, courage and a ton of many more things. They are your biggest supporters, toughest critics, loudest cheerleaders, and strictest teachers. They are also the epitome of love and strength. If it weren’t for her constant guidance and scolding, we’d all be a little lost in life.
This Mother’s Day, here is what a few actors have to say about their moms, and the one thing they’ve learned from her that they follow to this day.
Here’s what they have to say on Mother’s Day:
My mom’s internal strength is what I became a huge fan of once I grew up. The way she handled 3 – my Dad, my sister and myself – really different personalities at home, the way she became a shock absorber of our madness, and still kept us together is what I love about her. She is way more evolved and stronger person than us.
Somebody is always watching. Always. Just remember to fold your clothes and your own sheets. Keep your room neat. Your life is nothing but a version of that room.
What I learned from my Mom is compassion. When I was little, I would kill ants and insects. My mother told me – ‘Yeh cheenti shayad apni mummy ke paas ja rahi hai?’, that was such a strong rephrase at the time. It’s made me compassionate and ethical.
The greatest thing my mother has taught me is that happiness and self-esteem are not synonymous with success. She taught me to seek the joy, to stay in the light. No matter what I’m dealing with.
The one skill I have learned from my mother is attention to detail and that has been an important skill to have as an actor. Her attention to the smallest of things in everything she does never cease to amaze me. I can never be as good as her but I think I have got some of it!
That there’s no harm in listening, rather than always waiting for your turn to speak. Also, dosing off in the most dreadful, and tense situations in life.
My mother has always been a very kind and generous woman. She never bought our pets over the years, instead, she would adopt them (especially strays). She has paid for the education of all our maids’ children and she’s been helping charities like Red Cross ever since I can remember. My mother has taught me to look at the good inside people and to never ever judge an individual at face value or by someone else’s statements.
Happy Mother’s Day, without you none of us would have been here!