18 significant life lessons I learned from my Mom
While working on my new book “Drama with Mama – 11 Inner Powers to Transform Your Relationship With Your Mom” (coming soon!) I decided to write down the 18 lessons I learned from my mom.
Warning! If you don’t have a sense of humor–or you’re my mom (hi Mom! how is everything?), you must leave this post now! I’m not kidding… or wait, maybe I am… definitely maybe/sort of, who knows.
If you’re reading this, I assume you do have a sense of humor, so please enjoy.
|Lesson Learned||My mom’s words|
|There are some things I can’t understand||“Can you open them now, and see if they’re crushable, but if they’re not, don’t open them.”|
|Always appreciate fine work well done||“If you’re going kill each other, do it outside – I just finished cleaning the house!”|
|The power of a prayer||“You better pray that this stain will come out of the carpet.”|
|The importance of good reasons||“If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you a reason to cry.”|
|The logic of ad hoc and non sequitur arguments||“Because I said so, that’s why.”|
|Cause and affect||“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the shops with me.”|
|The need of foresight||“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”|
|How to avoid failures||“If you don’t try, you can’t fail”|
|Thinking out of the box||“Shut your mouth and eat your dinner!”|
|The need to have a flexible body||“Will you “look” at the dirt on the back of your neck!”|
|Why I’m lonely||“Going out? Who goes out on a Thursday night?”|
|How to find role models||“Stop acting like your father!”|
|The future is predictable||“I think one of those guys is going to win.”|
|How to stop world hunger||“Finish your food, there are hungry people in the world.”|
|How to find the good in the bad||“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”|
|How to enjoy the present||“Just wait until your father gets home.”|
|How to stay young forever||“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”|
|Why being single is a good choice
||“One day you’ll have kids …and I hope they turn out just like you!”|