Mother as a Mentor

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mentor Me.”

According to dictionary, a mentor teaches and gives an advice to a less experienced person. To some extent, we all have mentors in our life.

For me the first and best mentor was my mother. She was a teacher of the German language, which gave her the experience of the best ways of teaching her children too.

I have learned uncountable lessons from her. They were both practical (how to make a soup) and intellectual (how it is important to think outside the box).

However, the lesson that I value the most at this time of my life is the sense, that time is valuable and limited resource, that has to be spent carefully. There are days for working and there are those for relaxation, but they all have to lead to some greater purpose. The trick in life is to find the purpose to fulfill, the one that gives the most satisfaction.

Lonely flower


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