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10 Great Things My Mom Taught Me

Updated on January 26, 2012

I know it ain't mother's day or anything, but it is my mom's birthday today. So, I made up this list and wrote them in her birthday card. It's a list of the things she has told me since I was a kid. I've never forgotten her words, and the values she instilled in me that helped in becoming the person I am today.

Sure, like most kids, I just kinda nodded my head and went, "Uh, huh...uh, huh," but over the years, I've found that these lessons she was trying to teach me had sunk in a lot more than I had thought. I'm always grateful for her parenting skills, which there weren't so many handbooks written on the subject then like there are today. Thanks, mom!

"Class isn't about champagne or what car you drive. Being a classy person is how you treat others."

"Other people's love are like ships that come and go, but love for yourself will always be the harbor that brings them in."

"Always work hard, but work smart, too."

"Don't compare yourself to others, and don't ever let anyone define who you are."

"Always be prepared for the worst so you can live your life for the best."

"Sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something just for 'something's sake'."

"Always do what you think is right. It's you who has to look at himself in the mirror everyday."

"It's the things we don't do that we end up regretting most."

"Be happy. Nobody's gonna do it for you."

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      Gwen 5 years ago

      I love my mom and still depend on her to be the quick, limited person she always was. It sounds like you love your mom too.

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      brielise 5 years ago

      Great hub! These are wonderful, beautiful sayings. There were definitely years where I shrugged off my mom's advice (I probably still do on occasion) but there are things that really stuck with me, too.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love hubs like this one; very nice job and you have a great mom!

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      I have come to the conclusion my mom was a very smart and loving person. It took me a while to figure out not many words or actions from her went astray. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your mom

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      Stephanie Rivera-Rios 5 years ago

      Your mom sounds wonderful and wise -- great sayings!

      I'm sure she'd appreciate you writing of her beautiful life lessons!

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Hi Gwen, and thanks nice words and for the comment. Yes, I do love my mom very much.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Hi brielise, thanks for checking in and dropping the nice comment. I think we all have shrugged off our parent's good advice when we were younger, but it's nice to realize that those very words of encouragement and of experience helped to shape us.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Thank you billybuc and glad you liked hub.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Hi mljdgulley354. Thank you for the kind words and comment. I completely enjoyed sharing this...and my mom loved it on her birthday card...she was surprised I even remembered or was listening then lol.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      iiimusicfreak27, thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the hub...she really is a wonderful lady...thank you for commenting.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      This is a wonderful hub, I greatly enjoyed it very much, makes me think of my mom and all she has done for me over the years.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Heya Dancilla, thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      charles wade 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      "Don't compare yourself to others, and don't ever let anyone define who you are."

      All great mom advise, the above is my favorite!

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Thanks Charles Wade, that quote happens to be one of my favorite things my mom taught me as well.

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