Moms are like cars. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Each one has unique features. They both provide an invaluable service, yet their worth is devalued. You can't go where you want to go without them. Moms and cars are designed to get you safely to your desitination.
Moms are like cars. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Each one has unique features. They both provide an invaluable service, yet their worth is devalued. You can't go where you want to go without them. Moms and cars are designed to get you safely to your desitination. Once you arrive at your destination, you may face trials or have triumphs. Your car and your mom can be a safe haven. Everything is okay when you're in mom's arms. No matter what you face, it's comforting and reasurring to know that your vehicle is waiting for you. They are both taken for granted and expected to be around forever. Neither one of them asks you for anything or expects payment for their services. They both carry heavy loads from time to time. They experience daily wear and tear. Moms nor cars were designed to work 24/7. Most importantly, cars and moms need regular maintenance to function at their optimum potential. It is this regular maintenance that often gets neglected, dismissed, and forgotten.
Moms need to be pampered and cared for. Their nails need to be buffed and shined. A relaxing bath or hot shower can wash away the dirt and grime of the day so they can start fresh tomorrow. Moms need spiritual and emotional cleansing as well. A car's fluids need to be checked, replaced, and topped off. Meditation, forgiveness of past hurts, and daily devotions fill the soul and spirit with love. This cleansing will make her feel and look like new.
Moms need balance in order to distribute the demands of life, motherhood, work, and society. Tires need to be balanced to maintain a smooth ride. If mom doesn't have balance, then she becomes overwhelmed and frustrated. The little things cause her to rattle and waver. Eventually, the smile fades and her attitude worsens over a period of time until it becomes unbearable. Scheduling consistent time alone, with her friends, and her spouse/partner create balance.
Wheel alignment is often referred to as breaking. The wheels have to be adjusted and changes must be made to ensure the car goes straight. Moms need to experience challenges in order for them to grow as a person. The difficult times are necessary to keep moms focused on their purpose. It is during these times that she realizes her strength and power. On the other side of adversity is promise and renewed commitment.
Tune-ups are known as a major service. This regular maintenance focuses on the internal combustion engine, in general. The engine is the core of the car. Without an engine the car will not run. A mom's heart is her engine. Moms need to listen to and follow their heart. This can be complicated by her mind. Her mind will lie and mislead, but her heart will always speak the truth. A tune-up is needed to silence the mind so the heart can be heard. Vacations and spa visits are excellent tune-ups. However, deep breathing provides a simple and inexpensive tune-up. Focusing on breathing is soothing and quiets the chatter in our head. It can be done anywhere and anytime.
Yes, moms are indeed like cars. Without regular maintenance they don't run well. They may stop running all together. The ride of life will become unpleasurable for everyone. They both need fuel. The better the fuel, then the better they perform. When moms eat better, they feel better. Cars have owner's manuals that indicate how they need to be cared for. How a mom treats and respects herself sets the tone for how others will care for her. There is one key difference. A car has to rely on someone else for its regular care and maintenance. A mom can't afford to rely on someone else for her well-being and happiness. She must care for herself to fully express her love within.