"Mind your manners," and "Never get on the back of a motorcycle," are just some of the things we hear from our moms, but as we lead up to Mother's Day, we couldn't help but think about all the great advice we've received from our moms.
Sit back and enjoy these gems.
Catherine: Mom's advice since I was a young girl. "When you try your best, you can't ask for anything more."
Josh: "Lazy man works twice as hard."
Chrissy: "At the end of hardship comes happiness." She always encouraged me to never give up and keep fighting. In Korean, "fighting" (hwaiting) is a commonly used word of support and encouragement. She reminded me that with hard work comes great reward.
Jenn: "A book holds a house of gold. Knowledge is rich. Health is money." I'm sure she quoted Confucius..
Johanna: "The forest will answer you in the way you call to it." Meaning the way you treat others will dictate how they treat you, also related to how we treat the world. Very Finnish with the forest theme.
Steph: My mum* always said, "God helps those who help themselves." Often in response to, "What's for dinner?" and, "Can you pass me that?" In a roundabout way, she taught me to put in the hard yards for what I wanted. * Australian
Linda: "If you are looking for something, start cleaning up”. I always took this literally and so when I lost something, like my wallet or keys, I would start picking things up and most of the time whatever it was that was lost I would find. One may also interpret that as "cleaning up" your mind, i.e. sorting through the noise to allow for more clarity in the decision making necessary to find what you are looking for.