Words of wisdom on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, we asked SL mothers around the world to share an important piece of advice with us, something that could uplift and inspire younger generations and other women. We had so many wonderful responses come in from nearly every continent and we want to thank each of the ladies who graciously contributed to our video.
This video is a celebration of the incredible mothers and women in our lives who have stepped into motherly roles, we  celebrate their infinite love, nurturing care and wisdom. We know that Mother’s Day may be hard for some of us, who are struggling with the unbearable loss of a mother or child. You may be someone who is feeling lost, alone or  you may be going through a period of hardship and heartache. Wherever you are on your  journey in life, we hope that these words of wisdom from caring women around the world, will encourage you, uplift you, inspire you and give you strength.
From the Getsy.lk Team

1.“Persevere until you reach your goals and don’t ever give up on your dreams. Remember you are never too old to learn new skills and go after new dreams.”

Dilly- Malawi

2.“Always remember where you come from. It will help you to reach your destiny.”

Nilika – Colombo, Sri Lanka

3. “Young Sri Lankans, no matter where you go, never forget your culture and family values. Keep reaching for your goals and keep reaching for your dreams.”

Nimmi – South Africa

4. “In life, always be humble, for it is through humility that we are able to identify our weaknesses and transform them into strengths.”

Neelika –  Panadura, Sri Lanka

5. “Always be there for others. You may not be able to solve their problems, but your presence alone can provide a great source of strength to their time of need.”

Maureen – Negombo, Sri Lanka

6. “They say difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. So when you encounter hardships in life, keep that in mind, and stay positive, stay focused and stay hopeful.”

Enoka- Malawi

7. “Judge your success by how you feel about when you close your eyes at night.”

Melissa – France.

8. “Compassion is the ultimate expression of your best self. Everyday, decide to be the best version of yourself.”

Sindujaa – Sri Lanka

9. “Remember, motherhood is like a torch of humanity. Even as you brighten up the lives of your own children and relatives, try to be a beacon of light to other young ones who also need a mother’s love,in doing so, your light and love will pass on to many.”

Shanis – Sri Lanka

10. “When it comes to relationships, find someone who would allow you to love without fear.”

Ana – Canada & Peru

11. “Don’t only strive for wealth in life, find happiness in little things and value the moments that matter.”

Virgini – Colombo, Sri Lanka

12. “දූ දරුවනි, ඔබේ බුද්ධිය මෙහෙයවමින් තම සිතට එකඟව යහපත උදෙසා කටයුතු කරන්න.”

(Children, use your wisdom and all that you possess to do good to the world).

Latha- Wadduwa, SriLanka

13. “No matter what obstacles you face, remain true to yourself and focus on the positives in life.”

Ruwina – Australia

14. “முயற்ச்சி செய்யத் தயங்காதே முன்னோக்கி செல்ல மறுக்காதே தாழ்ந்து போக மறக்காதே இல்லையெனில், நீ உன்னையே இழந்திடுவாய்.”

( Try and fail, but never fail to try)

Sagayam – Mattegoda, Sri Lanka

15. “Life will take you through many tests and trials. Embrace them with courage, hope and faith. Failure, hardship and pain are the pillars of happiness and success.”

Nasreen – Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

16. “It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not.”

Rizna- Australia

17. “Never fear to own up to the wrongs you have committed. Honesty will bring you blissful happiness.”

Rashani – Ja- Ela, Sri Lanka

18. “When it comes to learning, always think out of the box. Develop interesting and new skills that will enable you to come up with innovative ideas, projects and solutions throughout your life.”

Juliana – Colombo, Sri Lanka

19. “You don’t have to react to every situation in your life, sometimes silence is the best answer.”

Rizana – Colombo, Sri Lanka

20. “Try to overcome challenges with goodness and kindness and do your part to become a productive citizen.”

Shaarban – Mabola, Sri Lanka

21. “Never hesitate to say ‘Thank You’ and ‘I’m sorry’ – they are so important in life”

Ruth – Negombo, Sri Lanka

22. “දූ දරුවනි ඔබේ බුද්ධිය මෙහෙයවමින් තම සිතට එකඟව යහපත උදෙසා කටයුතු කරන්න”

(Be true to yourself and use your wisdom to do good to the world)