10 Things My Mother Taught Me
1. Always make your bed.
2. Always clean the toilet.
3. Always brush your teeth.
4. Moisturize, even when you’re young.
5. Always pick up something to throw away, put away, or clean.
6. Always look for the new kid.
7. Always hug your parents.
8. Learn a musical instrument.
9. Never settle.
10. Learn from your mistakes.
10 things I learned from my mother.
1. Always make your bed. When the biggest thing in life is taken care of, the little things aren’t so scary.
2. Always clean the toilet. Take care of the gross stuff you’d rather avoid. Do it before the “red streaks” appear, and it won’t be so bad. Put it off, and the crap just piles up.
3. Always brush your teeth. You can look amazing on the outside, but something small like bad breath can completely ruin your image. You can look completely put together, but if your heart isn’t in the right place, none of that matters.
4. Moisturize, even when you’re young. Create good habits early. Then, it’s simple to do them later on, when they need to be done.
5. Always pick up something to throw away, put away, or clean. A clean house is a clear mind. Small things done over and over again throughout the day make it much easier to tackle the big things.
6. Always look for the new kid. Be aware of your surroundings. Remember when you were new, and reach out to new people. Be the person to stand in the gap.
7. Always hug your parents. Love never fails. Like might. Your parents will love you no matter what they do. Remember that. Someday, they won’t be there.
8. Learn a musical instrument. Music is the word of the soul. It’s connected to the mind. Learn how to express yourself, how to focus, how to coordinate yourself. Learn to appreciate the simple and complex, the classical and the classic. And, do better in math.
9. Never settle. A person is worth far more and can do far more than they ever realize. When something seems “okay,” decide to reach for “amazing.”
10. Learn from your mistakes. Mistakes happen. Learn from them, and don’t do it again. Better yet, learn from someone else’s mistake.
Hug your mom today. Sometimes, we think they just know that we love them. Sometimes, we forget that they need a hug and an “I love you” just as much as we do.
What are some of the things your moms have taught you?