It’s almost Mother’s Day. I learned a lot from my mother. I learned a lot from being a mother, and from other mothers. I’m still learning. These are just a few.
10 Things I Learned from my Mother:
- Family is forever.
- You can fly high, fall down, and get back in the game when you have a safety net of love.
- It’s important to be nice.
- Look at things from the other person’s perspective.
- One, catholic, and apostolic faith is a grounding force.
- Bitch is not a bad word; sometimes you gotta be tough.
- Flexibility knits souls together.
- Sacrifice, hard work, and delayed gratification is good for you.
- Laughter is the honey of hardship.
- The love of your life can be your love for a lifetime.
10 Things I Learned from my Daughter:
- Mother is a vocation that lasts a lifetime.
- Speak up, make yourself heard, and get what you want.
- Invite people to cut in line.
- One, catholic, and apostolic is more than Catholic.
- A daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Immediate gratification is fun.
- Tradition is the balm of the soul.
- Friendship is a two-way relationship.
- Challenge the norm.
- Love yourself just the way you are; you deserve it.
10 Things I Learned from my Grand-Daughter:
- Play without purpose.
- Give presents whenever you feel like it.
- Giggle and be silly; keep a smile in your pocket at all times.
- Dance any time you hear music.
- Ask each other this question: “Did you know…..?” and share what you know.
- State the obvious.
- It’s okay to be afraid.
- Work that camera; you’re beautiful and you know it.
- Friends are forever.
- The center is the center is the center, and that’s right where you are.
I picked these mothers (and a maybe mother someday) because we are four generations. Tons of mothers taught me a thing or two: sister who are mothers, friends who are mothers, god-mothers, daughters-in-law mothers, and mothers-in-law, co-worker mothers, and mothers handing me my groceries.
I bet almost everyone learned a thing or two from a Mother. Now is a good time to say thank you.