10 Things I Learned

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:

Facing the Future
  1. Family is forever.
  2. You can fly high, fall down, and get back in the game when you have a safety net of love.
  3. It’s important to be nice.
  4. Look at things from the other person’s perspective.
  5. One, catholic, and apostolic faith is a grounding force.
  6. Bitch is not a bad word; sometimes you gotta be tough.
  7. Flexibility knits souls together.
  8. Sacrifice, hard work, and delayed gratification is good for you.
  9. Laughter is the honey of hardship.
  10. The love of your life can be your love for a lifetime.

10 Things I Learned from my Daughter:


  1. Mother is a vocation that lasts a lifetime.
  2. Speak up, make yourself heard, and get what you want.
  3. Invite people to cut in line.
  4. One, catholic, and apostolic is more than Catholic.
  5. A daughter is a daughter all of her life.
  6. Immediate gratification is fun.
  7. Tradition is the balm of the soul.
  8. Friendship is a two-way relationship.
  9. Challenge the norm.
  10. Love yourself just the way you are; you deserve it.

10 Things I Learned from my Grand-Daughter:

High Tea 4

  1. Play without purpose.
  2. Give presents whenever you feel like it.
  3. Giggle and be silly; keep a smile in your pocket at all times.
  4. Dance any time you hear music.
  5. Ask each other this question:  “Did you know…..?” and share what you know.
  6. State the obvious.
  7. It’s okay to be afraid.
  8. Work that camera; you’re beautiful and you know it.
  9. Friends are forever.
  10. 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.

Thank you!


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