10 Mantras My Mother Taught Me I Can’t Live Without

1.  First and foremost, I am glad that my mother taught me about GOD.  No matter how stressed life gets, I know that I can just turn my problems over to Him.

2.  My Mom has a knack for HONESTY.  With or without tact, my mother will always give her honest opinion.

3.  She taught me how to LOVE myself  first, which will make it possible for others to love me too.

4.  Dare to be different, she always instilled in me!  My mother used to tell me before school, “Dare to be a Daniel. Take the road less traveled.” I used to frown, but now I am glad she made a leader out of me. Even if I was standing alone, I would stand for what I believe in. Popularity was never a big deal in my mind, because I am comfortable in my own skin.

5.  Always be open to LEARN new things.  “Learn baby learn,” was her motto. Now, with the tech world changing rapidly, I am able to adapt quickly because I am constantly learning from different sources. I must also add, my mother taught me not to only practice continually, but to learn from my experiences, to glean new lessons when I make mistakes and learn from my weaknesses.

6.  Learn from others’ mistakes as well, not necessarily your own.  While EXPERIENCE can be the best teacher, sometimes learning from others is the wisest and quickest ways to learn a lesson.

7.  Don’t ever be too busy for your children; they are the ones who will need you most. Spend time with the people you love because RELATIONSHIPS are what MATTER in this world. Children will keep you honest. If want an honest opinion, ask your child.

8.  Be PATIENT.  Do not get overly anxious, too flustered, or viciously angry because something isn’t going as planned. The road often gets rougher before it becomes smooth. Consider the hurricane she would tell me, in the middle of its turbulence, it is calm in the eye of the storm.

9.  SAVE your money for a rainy day, because there may not always be plenty. I laugh when she said, “Don’t act like the little money you have is burning a hole in your pocket.”

10.  DREAM. Keep a goal in mind at all times, and then you will always have something to live for. One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

What are some things you value that you learned from your mother?

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  1. Ariel

    August 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I love this! I’m going to adopt this to start living by and God willing , if I have kids someday, this is also what I’ll teach them to live by. :)

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    • elle

      August 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

      I am so touched. Thank you, I really love my Mom.

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  2. Kimberly Turner

    June 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful loving mother! My mom is pretty great too! :)

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    • elle

      June 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

      Thanks for your comment. I feel very blessed to have a Mom that loves me and has always cared.

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  3. Montse

    January 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Love it!!! This is a great post, like all the others!!!!
    My parents also taught me many things, which I’m forever grateful, many which you mentioned. Stay true to yourself, they would say; never take the easy way out, stand for what you believe in; always do what you love; education is everything, many many more!!!
    Xoxoxo

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    • elle

      January 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      When I was younger, I really didn’t know it, but my Mom really knew what was best for me. My mother’s wisdom didn’t come from text books, but from real life lessons. Best of all, she always believed in me. Thanks so much for reading this post and sharing some of your parent’s wisdom with me. I always appreciate and look forward to your feedback. :-)

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  4. Montse

    January 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    “Mom’s knows best!” So true!! I also look forward to your posts!!! They’re always full of wonderful tips and knowledge! Thanks for always sharing!!! :)

    Reply

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