Lessons From Mom

Spa Gift Baskets: Organic Spa BasketMoms really are what make the world go round. They give us life, love us, and send us out into the world, always ready to be there for us at a moment’s notice. A mother’s job certainly doesn’t end when her child grows up. The job just evolves.

I spent my early childhood trying to emulate my mom and then as a teenager, I was always trying to escape her. Obviously during those tumultuous teenage years, I knew everything and didn’t need to listen to the archaic advice from my mother. Surely my friends were better judges of life than my mom. (I laugh at the thought now) These days, I can look back fondly at the lessons she taught me, spoken and unspoken, when she thought I wasn’t even paying attention.

I can almost hear the unified sigh from all of us who wish we’d given our mother’s more credit for the advice they were trying to freely give. So, what is the best lesson your mom taught you? Post a comment below and share the best advice or most valuable lesson that you learned from your mom and you’ll be entered in GiftTree’s Mother’s Day contest. The Gift Exchange contributors will choose our favorite post and the winner will receive the Organic Spa Basket, for you or for your mom.

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  1. Hi,

    Just wondering if your were going to post a similar entry for Father’s Day. Thanks so much.


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  2. My Mom taught me to really listen when someone was trying to talk to you. Then comment with something that says you really heard them. Even if there is nothing you can do to help the othe person, at least they know you cared enough to hear them out.

  3. As a single mom, my mom taught me that you need to be able to take care of things that typically a man does. I now know how to fix a flat, paint, use a drill, change my oil, mow the lawn, fix a clogged drain and soooo much more. This has since taught me that it’s ok (even with a man in your life) to do these things.

  4. My mother taught me always treat others as you would
    have them treat you.It has always paid off many times

  5. My Mom showed me by her actions to love people and no matter how little you have that if you share it with others in need that God will always provide for your needs.
    We did not have alot, but at her funeral, many many people told me what she had done to help them and how much it meant to them.
    I have tried to live up to her example

  6. Treat all with Respect and you will be respected too

  7. to be respectful of others

  8. The best lesson I learned from my mom is
    to treat others as I would like to be

  9. Don’t do as I do, do as I say!

  10. My mother tried really hard to teach me to clean my room.

  11. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

  12. My mother is a supremely wise person and has taught me so many great things over the years. The most important thing she taught me was to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This was her mantra AND she practiced what she was preaching.
    Thank you for such a thoughtful giveaway.

  13. Even though you dont get along with your sister make sure you respect her because you will need her later in life and boy was she right.

  14. My mom taught me not let the bad things in life negate the good things that are happening.

  15. To eat healthy. She always cooked nutritious meals. She made us eat our carrots, maybe that’s why I have great eyesight at 46.

  16. they growup and write down the memories and lots of pictures

  17. To just be yourself…people will like you if you are just you!

  18. Her advice was simple: Always tell the truth, love your neighbor as yourself, live within your means, pay your bills, and your name is the only thing you will leave this earth with, so keep it clean. Happy Mother’s day to ALL and Many Thanks SW

  19. My mom is great at making people feel special and loved, and I’ve been trying to be just like her in that way for years. The greatest mothering advice she gave me was to clean less and play more. Childhood goes by so quickly, and I don’t want to look back and wish I had taken more time to enjoy my kiddos while they’re young.

  20. My mom is very patient and caring and fun to be with, and that is what I strive to be.

  21. Treat others how you would like to be treated!

  22. Some of the best advice my mother ever gave me was to live, love, and laugh.

  23. My Mother taught me kindness to all.

  24. to be respectful of others

  25. Don’t do favors for your boss because they will make it part of your job discription.

  26. Sit with your knees together.

  27. Don’t date football players.

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