Mom’s Best Advice
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. In anticipation of mom’s big day, we asked our readers on Friday, “What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?”
The responses ranged from practical to funny to heartwarming. Here’s just a small sampling of what you said:
- My mom always told me to be true to myself!
- That being patient with children is a must. They know nothing that we don’t teach, and pick up on things we don’t mean to teach. Calmer heads will prevail and instilling good values early makes life easier later down the road. Thanks Mom!
- Never loan what you are not willing to give
- She said don’t do something if I’d feel embarrassed if she ever found out.
- When I was being bullied as a child my mother always told me to “Kill them with kindness.” I still use that advice to this day.
- This is actually something both of my folks would say to me when I was frustrated with people, “Honey, Never try to teach a Pig to sing! It’s a waste of time and it annoys the Pig!”
- Always tell the truth and you won’t have to remember which lie you told whom.
- My Mom was a psychiatric nurse for much of her career and her advice was to always treat people with compassion and understanding because you can never know how hard living might be for them.
- Don’t eat leeks before a big date!!
- Intuition breeds resolution. If it doesn’t sound right, taste right, or feel right — don’t do it.
- Watch the pennies; They grow to be dollars. Stop and think, do you really need that item. I am still trying to practice this (with quite a few failures).
- Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.
- Eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink lots of cold water, and try to exercise a little each day. Get as much sunshine as you can.
- Be yourself!
- In all you do, do good.
- Don’t pee into the wind, don’t pull on Superman’s cape, don’t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess with mom!
- Be classy and always hold your head up high.
- You have a backbone so don’t forget to use it
- Leave him!
- A clear conscience is the best sleep remedy.
- YOU are the only person who can make YOU happy.
- Mom gave me many pearls of wisdom over the years that kept me out of trouble. Here is only one: “Always keep a dime in your pocket in case you need to call me.”
- Lime your yard every year if you want a nice lawn.
- Put lotion on your hands before putting on pantyhose.
- When my kids were little my mom told me not to worry about always having a clean house, to spend time with my children, they grow so fast! Very good advice!
- You can always come home.