All in all, the desire to improve your mental strength will lead you towards the path of its development. Most things in life are like that wherein all you need is a desire and commitment and the rest will unfold beautifully before you.
We are often making choices in the face of inaccurate perceptions, making it all the more important to choose wisely. The frequent temptation is to give in to the knee jerk reaction that we think will make us feel better in the short term, without calculating the long-term repercussions.
As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.