A Few Things I Learned from My Mother

Thursday, May 6, 2010

  • Just about any problem can be fixed with a good meal and a new outfit
  • A good color sense and some paint are the only tools you really need
  • Thinking inside the box is highly overrated
  • Eating a donut for breakfast is totally acceptable
  • Wisdom is earned through gracefully weathering the fierce storms of life
  • Patience is a virtue and a little selflessness can move mountains and touch hearts
  • After taking that first sip of a perfect Diet Coke you should say “Ahhhh” and then smack you lips and say “Mmm that’s a good one”
  • With a little strength, creativity, prayer and perseverance you can accomplish just about anything
  • God’s love is displayed through mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mothers out there. And I’d also like to thank and celebrate the many non-mothers out there that inspire me daily.


14 Suburbanites Said:

Stevie said...

That was really sweet!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Your mom reminds me of my mom. Great post. I especially love the response to the first sip of Diet Coke.

:) Laura

jayayceeblog said...

Beautifully said! And Happy Mother's Day to all ...

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I love the diet coke one!!! : )

Centsational Girl said...

What a lovely lady, your mom, how very blessed you are !

sharon said...

What a wise lady she must be!

Nikki said...

Very sweet. Moms have the best advice. I might have steal this idea for a Mother's Day post ;)

Happy Mum's day to yours!

Revamped French Maison said...

Thinking inside the box IS highly over rated and every first sip of Diet Coke is the best one!

Thank you for sharing such wonderful sentiments and great advice from your mother.

Thank you for including the non-moms who inspire too. It's especially touching for many reasons. I'm mom to a untraditional four legged child. lol. Can't have kiddies... get the untraditional kind....it's the next best thing since they don't turn into teenagers.

Happy Mothers Day to you and yours. May it be wonderful and hold beautiful memories!

Kristen said...

Beautifully stated. My mom would add that ice cream is best when eaten with a spoon, right out of the container, as soon as you get home from the store. Happy Mother's Day!

Dharma said...

Loved this. Happy Mom's Day to you too.

Melanie said...

Very sweet post.

Happy Mother's Day!

Pedaling said...

i hope i can give my kids such great advice and words of wisdom.
your ma is my kind of lady!

sure do enjoy your blog!
have a happy weekend.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So beautiful! You are such a good mom yourself and I can only imagine how proud your mom is of you! Blessings friend.

Melissa said...

awe, i love aunt Vicky, thanks for the sweet reminder! and happy mothers day to you too!