I came across this article and would like to share it with my readers because mothers are renowned for giving advice–because they care so much about the welfare of their kids.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Keep Some Mad Money – always keep change on you for a phone call home.
Don’t Try That at Home – “No, that wooden board would not make a good slide!” I did anyway and got a buttfull of splinters! The laughter hurt worse than the splinters. –Dust-of-stars
Let Go – What goes around comes around
Watch Your Words – If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Learn from Mistakes – people have to make their own mistakes in life–that’s how they learn things–so one mustn’t interfere with that. Following your heart (instead of living your life for others) will help you find happiness
Learn to Cook – the basics of cooking before leaving home for further studies …else may starve to death in a foreign land.
Mama’s Mantras – If anybody’s pondering something, someone else says, “You know what your mama says…” and the answer is ALWAYS one of these three (and it usually applies!):
Live Each Day – Live each day as if it were your last, because one of these days, you’re gonna be right.
Marry for Love – Marry for love, not for money or to avoid loneliness. Never go to bed mad, resolve issues. Only have the number of kids you can care for on your own. Plant a garden. Pick flowers. Walk on the sand at the beach. Watch and listen to the birds.
Treat Everyone Equally – No matter what color, race, religion or “handicap or disability” we ARE all equal! No labels, no preconceived ideas, just one human being to another. You will miss the opportunity to meet the most wonderful people…
Lessons worth learning –
- When cooking, always place handle of pot towards the back away from flames.
- Always watch children around ANY water.
- Get as much education as you can while younger.
- Talk to children at their level, not down to them.
- Not to stick finger in socket.
- Respect and unconditional love.
- And yes, wear that clean underwear.