Ridheema Tiwari – Mothers are God’s Angels on Earth.
There have been interviews galore but this one seems so special, so thought-provokingly truthful and surely holding the epitomic essence of the special day in our lives – Mother’s Day.
Yes, we don’t need a single day to be specifically categorised for us to add value to our love for our Moms. Super-talented actor Ridheema Tiwari, who has enthralled the audiences with her strong author-backed roles on television has zapped us this time.
Ridheema’s effective narration about her love for her Mom has been seamlessly blended with incidents and learnings which will surely enrich all of us. A big salute to the actor who has so dramatically conveyed her feelings.
Seep in deep into this inspirational tale about Mom’s love and more.
What has been the most favorite memory of your Mom?
A wise person once said that there’s really just two kinds of people in the World; those who love the Ocean, and those who haven’t fallen in love with it yet. There’s no doubt that people who spend time with the sea – whether they surf, sail, paddle or dive – form a special bond and care about the well-being of their loved ones too.
Why I narrate this tale is coz my Mommie dearest loves water. So my most favorite memory of my mother would be our Goa trip where she spent a lot of time at the beaches. We had a gala time playing, splashing and kicking the water like kids. She’s so full of life that she amazes me with her zest for life.
What are some special memories you have about your mom, where she went out of the way to keep you happy?
There have been memories galore but the one that touched my heart strings the most was when I had just shifted to a new home. I had discarded my old furniture and for some reason refurbishing my home with new furniture kept getting delayed.
My mom surprised me when she sent across a truck full of furniture for my new home. She bluffed a story and made me choose the furniture for my house. When the truck arrived below my building, tears rolled off my eyes. This overwhelming gesture of Mom going the extra mile and being a saviour in disguise touched me. That’s the true strength of being a mother, of knowing what your child wants without even them asking for it. It’s that innate sixth sense to be the rock-solid support system is a Super-power emotional trait which every mom has in abundance.
What are the two lessons from your Mom which have made you a better individual?
She taught me two most important things besides many others:
- Character is not something that you buy; it is not a commodity that can be bartered for; it is not a quality suited for only the rich and famous; rather, character is built upon the foundational commitment of love, honesty, and compassion for others.
- Straightforwardness. It might intimidate people but is better than playing charades. A straightforward answer to a straightforward question will only move you forward in this world.
I have been living with these principles all my life and believe me, I have this strong shield of my Mother’s unconditional love guarding me.
How was your relationship with your mom over a period of time? How has it evolved over a period of time?
Our relationship gradually deepened with time. I have always been her confidante. Her experiences of life and sharing, gave me more clarity. We never miss an opportunity to make each other smile. We are so much alike in many ways – adventurous, bold, confident, a go-getter attitude. Her radiant spirit is blended with a positive attitude which has make her a good speaker and orator.
Over a period of time, my love for my mother has deepened internally despite the distance. Our expression of love has sobered on the physical level. It’s not just restricted to hugs and kisses.
Any moment in life where you hurt your mom and are sorry about it. Do narrate the incident.
I stopped talking to her and kept her away for about 2 months due to a misunderstanding. She made a lot of efforts to reach me. I would blame my ego and stubbornness for the chaos. Sooner I realised that all this was unaccounted for and we made up.
How are you and your mom different from each other?
I learn from my mistakes. Now, I have discontinued holding on to my past. I don’t fear the future. I do my best to live in the present moment.
On the flip side, I’ve seen my mom worry too much in life. I have seen her suppressing too much and holding onto hurtful emotions. I wanted to unburden myself and live free. Fortunately, I was blessed to seek and receive timely guidance and mentoring in Life to do that. I love being happy, being grateful and compassionate now. Mom really needs to let go of her past and live her life, she deserves it.
Any moments in life (related to your mom) you would like to change or alter. Why?
I wouldn’t want to change anything. Each one of us is born with our karma and destiny, so who am I to alter it. I just hope to live the present to our best since that’s our gift. Every Mom loves her children the way they are, so we too have no right to expect them to change themselves.