Let me start off by stating the reality of this situation is ‘try my best’ to call and talk to my mom on the phone on a weekly basis. This is something that I am working on, but am quite aware it plays an essential role in level of joy in my life. Sometimes it stretches to two weeks, but it’s important for me to listen to my ‘mama’s boy’ intuitive instinct. I am beyond blessed to have a great relationship with my amazing mother.

It’s helpful that my mom is a great listener. It’s easy for me to talk to her. I’m a lucky guy. When I’m feeling stressed, lonely, or bummed out she’s a great person to talk to.

What’s important here isn’t necessary talking specifically to my mom, but talking to someone who knows me better than I know myself. Talking to someone who loves me and has my best interest at hand. Calling and talking to someone who enjoys listening to me. It’s a bonus that this person in my life happens to be my mother. For some people it’s that trustworthy person who gives you a solid reliable shoulder to lean on. Could be your dad, brother, sister, grandparent, friend or trusted colleague.

Having a great conversation once a week is instrumental for my emotional well being. I couldn’t be luckier to call that person in my life mother. Love you and happy early birthday!! xoxo