This is a life lesson that my dad instilled in me since I was young.
Take care of your mother
He would say, because she takes care of us. Growing up my mom was like a superhero, always looking out for others, keeping things on an even keel despite having to juggle so many tasks and responsibilities.
When I was little she would take me to work with her at the restaurant. We had a couple of places in Harvard Square, and she would bring me with her pretty much every day that I wasn’t in school – I grew up there.
I got to see firsthand what customer service is all about, how to treat people with respect and kindness, and how to have everyone like you.
All my friends that have ever met my mom, in any capacity, always comment on how sweet.nice.insert positive adjective here. My mom is the most good-natured and kindhearted person I have ever met. She always knows what you need before you need it, checks in with you to make sure you’re okay, and seems to need little to no sleep to function.
I know I can always call her at any time of day (granted she has her phone nearby) and she’ll answer.
If there’s something we want to eat or try, she’s my go-to.
She’s my #1 fan and best friend, she’s my mom, and I love her.