“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.”

Shmuley Boteach, American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, and television host

Image from Unsplash by Bethany Beck

In my mind, there is perhaps no greater love than that of a parent for their children.

Consider everything a mom goes through including birth, sleepless nights, countless diaper changes, runny noses, potty training…. You get the idea.

Of course, fathers do their part, but moms are clearly the unsung heroes of the world.

Their influence in good times—and especially bad—have given all of us the enduring support to be who we are today.


In what ways can you and do you acknowledge the greatness of the moms of the world?

How can you also acknowledge others in your life who do things they hate because of their deep love for you and others?

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  1. I know that the comments should be about mothers, but it’s my father that influenced me the most. My father made his living as a floor sander. The job was literally back breaking, but he forged on every day because, having his own business, if he didn’t work, he didn’t get paid. I’m positive that there were days that he was in severe pain but that didn’t stop him, he continued until his back finally gave out. There is no way he could have enjoyed his job. I think about and miss him every day.

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