Who chooses what makes a role model? Who decides what is exceptional behavior? The short answer is that we do. But we did not get there by ourselves, someone, somewhere guided us down a path. At the beginning of this journey that we call life, that person is our mother. Mothers are not all knowing. Mothers are not perfect (I can give you a prime example). But all mothers love. Good mothers transfer that love into their childs hearts. Great mothers teach their children right from wrong. Awesome mothers teach their children to reach for the stars, that all things are possible, and that everybody can make a positive impact on society.
People as a whole are not perfect, this is common knowledge. If our goal in life is to end up perfect, we need to know how to get there. This is where the mother comes into her own. I firmly believe that 90% of what makes a adult the person that they are is the nurturing that they receive in the home. There are exceptions to every rule, and today they are not relevant to this article. If you are raised in a loving household, to respect those in authority over you, and to know the difference between right and wrong, you will probably become a productive member of society. This gives you an insight into the world we live in. It allows you to perform to your potential.
This world is not perfect, and for every good person there is a bad one. Perhaps a mothers love does not discern between the two in her own children, perhaps unconditional love does not know the difference between good and evil. But I do know this. I am grateful for ALL mothers that our willing to raise their children to be the best that they can be. Mothers that want their children to strive for success. Because without the love and nurturing of awesome mothers we would not have a role model to write about every week.