After my recent kitchen accident my brother made the comment, “Didn’t Mom teach you about sharp objects?” I replied that I had paid attention to the knife and glass lessons, but apparently wasn’t listening when we got to scissors. That stirred up some memories and prompts me this morning to list some of the more important lessons that my mother taught me.
- Always treat people better than they treat you. They might surprise you by changing their ways.
- Try to think before you speak. You will have less to regret.
- Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, but make sure it really is yours.
- Don’t dwell on what you don’t have. Appreciate what you have and remember that some people have less.
- If you don’t lie you won’t have to work so hard to remember what you said.
- Food comforts the distressed and restores the sick. Worry about the calories later.
- The weather, and feelings, change daily.
- Most people are unhappy about something and they would love for you to understand them.
- Adding beauty to the world is rewarding to your soul and encourages others.
- God is smarter, bigger, and more powerful than you are, so quit trying to fool him. (The other lesson was “Your mother is smarter….)
If your mom is still alive, listen to her. If she is with Jesus, remember her.
Have a great day!