Hollywood mama, Angelina Jolie, reminisced about her mother in an interview with 60 minutes. Jolie said that her mom, Marcheline Bertrand, was a generous, loving person that did everything for her children. Sound familiar? It seems Jolie is trying to walk in Bertrand’s footsteps since her death in 2007. Jolie adopted three children, gave birth to three more children with Brad Pitt, and is a humanitarian activist. According to UsMagazine.com, the actress was as modest as ever and said that she could never be as good as her mother.
How do you know what traits to carry over from your own mother?
We all worry that one day we might turn into our mothers, but that may not be such a bad thing. Mothers wear many hats and the most important one may be that of a role model. Here are some ways to think about and carry on traits that your mother has/had:
1. Childhood: Think about the morals your mother installed in you as a child. As you mature, those morals usually lead you to make decisions in your adult life. Carry on those morals that your mother valued.
2. Role model: Do you remember watching your mother and wanting to be just like her? Try to remember why you wanted to be your mom’s little me. Was she loving, funny or strong willed?
3. Memories: If your mother is deceased, remember what made her special. Why did she mean so much to you and to others? You may not become just like her, but taking on some of her traits will help you keep her memory alive.
What traits have you carried on from your mother? Share your ideas below.