In My Mother’s Words: Looking at the bright side


I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week. I have some quotes and phrases saved in an email, but for some reason none seemed to really inspire me. My mom and I were making plans for summer via Facebook (very modern) and both got really excited. It’s been an interesting week, to say the least, so I needed the extra rush. Seeing my enthusiasm made my mom happy, because she knew I had been in a funk.

Then, she said to me:

“Hay que ver la luz que da el fósforo y no la oscuridad que hay alrededor.” 

(You need to focus on the light a match provides and not the darkness that surrounds it.)

As usual, she’s right. My mom has been through dark moments in her life. She always credits that hardcore Catholic faith she has. She always manages to flip things around, and she always manages to push through. So when I find myself complaining, it’s moments and advice like this that bring me back to reality.

It was exactly what I needed to hear. This is why she’s the best.

VictoriaandMomVictoria Moll-Ramirez is a broadcast journalist based in Atlanta, GA. She is originally from Miami, FL and had the great fortune of being raised by the sassiest, spunkiest, wisest, most hysterical Honduran woman in the world. Victoria’s mother, Bélgica, is 60-years-old, resides in Little Havana (Miami) and enjoys a good margarita accompanied by a heartrending ranchera. Victoria blogs about her mom’s funny and wise sayings on, “In My Mother’s Words.”