Sunday, 4 May 2014
People are watching you.
Mum said never to let the opinion of others deter you from doing what you know in your heart to be right.
She however, insisted that we should live our lives with the consciousness of being watched by the world around us and by the heavens.
We were constantly reminded that we have to be the best we can possibly be and to remember to show that best.
Being the best doesn't mean that we had to be perfect, it didn't mean we have to fake things that are not real. In Mum's book, this simply means being honest about yourself, the ability to fall and to rise again. The freedom to cry and to laugh heartily. The strength to be in control of your emotions, both the positive ones and the not so nice ones. We were pushed to admit mistakes and learn from them, because she would say, "that's what real should people do"
"You’re a role model, whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not. People are watching you!, she would say.
"Never forget this and you must take this responsibility very seriously, even when you feel overwhelmed".