Moms are big in our lives: they provide knowledge, nutrition, guidance, tons of love, fun, discipline, a warm home and are always there waiting with advice. Sometimes it is solicited, sometimes it is not.
One of the pieces of advice that my mom gave me and it is always in the back of my mind: “Don’t judge others. You don’t know what they are going through or have been through.”
I started wondering, What’s the best advice YOUR mom ever gave YOU? I asked others and wanted to share the wisdom of Moms:
“Treat all people in the exact same way”
“It never hurts to ask for what you want because the worse thing that’ll happen is you’ll be told no.”
“About being a mom: Remember the days may be long, but the years are short.”
“If you act that way, you won’t have any friends.”
“Expect the best in others and you will usually find it.”
“Always have fun.”
“My mom told me that just because something is in style doesn’t mean YOU should wear it. Have your own style. I think this advice had something to do with a snorkel jacket.”
“Always turn the other cheek.”
“It takes more energy to be mad”
“Don’t spend anticipated income, treat others as you would like to be treated”
“Never give up. no matter how long it takes, it’s not too late to try and make something you want to achieve happen”
“To always be myself, do what I think is right, never stop learning and to have compassion for everyone”
This too shall pass.” “Trust your gut in motherhood; it is usually right.” And: “Never judge your self worth off the opinions of others.” And one of my favorites “Laughter will see you through anything. Any. Thing.” She was right on all of them.
*A photo from my childhood and one of my mom’s favorite’s
Wondering why I am asking you about Mom’s advice? The lovely folks at Mott’s are running a fabulous campaign on Facebook. Mott’s is hoping you will upload videos of you asking your child ‘What’s the Best Advice Your Mom Ever Gave You?’ One video per week will be featured on the facebook page!
I posted one of my kiddos and hope you do too!
Disclosure: As a Mott’s Mom, I am compensated for my time.