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Have you ever taken the time to just stop and think about the things your mother has taught you?

On Mother’s Day many people take the time to express how great their mothers are and how much they love them. I happen to feel the same way about mine — but not everyone thinks their mom is the greatest. Regardless of whether your feelings are positive or negative towards your mother, I’m sure she taught you lifeskills and things about life. In honor of my mother, here is a list of some of the things my mother has taught me:

1 – How to love – showing others you love them through your actions

2 – Be quiet and listen to others

3 – Patience with others

4 – Acceptance – how to let others be who they are

5 – Kindness – be kind to others

6 – Manners

7 – Be helpful

8 – Be supportive of others

9 – Be independent – be able to support yourself financially

10 – How to be a wife

11 – How to care for others

12 – How to put others needs first

13 – How to live a balanced life – there’s a time for work and a time for play

14 – How not to cry over spilt milk – move on, life goes on

15 – How to be angry and still do what needs to be done, or what is expected

16 – How to shop

17 – How to cook; How to cook balanced meals

18 – How to entertain – how to make others feel welcome in your home

19 – How to do what needs to be done without waiting for someone else to do it

20 – How to give good gifts – give gifts designed with the person (recipient) in mind

21 – You mess it up, you clean it up – everyone needs to pick up after themselves

22 – Communication – remain calm and talk it out, no need to shout

23 – How to work together, how to work as a team in a relationship

24 – Broaden your horizons

25 – You are responsible for your own happiness

So, in honor of your mother, please take a few minutes and think – What are some things your mother has taught you?

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Mother’s Day Songs and Life Lessons
Poem: Things My Mother Taught Me
A Mother’s Day Tribute
Mother’s Day Quotes and Sayings

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