No One Told Me I Would Become a Better Person
Unexpectedly, I became a better person because of motherhood. Yet, it was a change no one told me about as a new mom.
Motherhood has been a life-changing experience for me, in the best way possible.
It has made me a better person who is more compassionate, empathetic, and patient.
Every day, I am amazed at how much I learn about myself and how to do better.
Being a mother has taught me to be more selfless and when called for, to put the needs of others before my own.
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A Not-So Great Person Before Motherhood
Before becoming a mother, I struggled with feelings of insecurity and self-loathing. Sadly, I did not realize I NEEDED to be a better person.
However, the experience of raising a child has given me a sense of purpose and has helped me to overcome these negative feelings. It has also made me more aware of the importance of mental health and seeking help when needed.
Shamefully, I admit that I was guilty of being judgmental and critical of others. I was ignorant to why I needed to be a better person.
I would often form opinions about people based on very little information and make assumptions about their character and behavior.
Looking back, I realize how unfair and unhelpful this behavior was, and how much it prevented me from truly understanding and connecting with others. I lost opportunities to become a better person.
Motherhood has taught me to be more open-minded, empathetic, and non-judgmental, as I now understand firsthand the challenges and joys of parenting and the complex nature of human relationships.
Generations of Motherhood
As we grow up, we tend to inherit traits and behaviors from our parents, particularly our mothers.
This is because they play a crucial role in shaping the type of mother we become.
Our own mothers’ behavior is often a reflection of how they were raised by their own mothers, and so on.
However, it is important to recognize that we have the power to break the cycle and strive to be the best mother we can be.
We can learn from our own experiences and choose to make changes that will positively impact our own children.
Ultimately, it is our responsibility to break the cycle of negative patterns and strive to be role models for our children, setting a positive example for the generations to come. We need to be a better person.
Continually Becoming a Better Person
As a mother, I have gained a new perspective and have learned to see the good in people.
I now understand that most people are kind and trustworthy, and that if I am around people who are not, it is a sign that I should not be spending time with them.
Motherhood has transformed me into a person who is less judgmental and critical of others. It has allowed me to put myself in other people’s shoes and to be more understanding and accepting.
It has also taught me to trust people and to surround myself with positive influences who also strive to be a better person.
Motherhood has been a transformative experience for me, and I am grateful for the lessons it has taught me.
I hope to always strive to be the best mother I can be and to pass on these lessons to my children.
Although I am not a perfect person, I am a better person because of motherhood.
“Although I am not a perfect person, I am a better person because of motherhood.”–
Mom Treading Water