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Things My Mother Taught Me

I learned many valuable things from my mother. Here are a few of them.

I learned many valuable things from my mother. Here are a few of them:

  • Quit doing that with your face; it could stick that way.
  • Don’t run with those scissors; you could put your eye out.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.
  • Finish your food; there are millions of people starving overseas. (A tip: It’s not a good thing to reply, “Name one.”)
  • Don’t cry wolf; people won’t believe you when it’s real.
  • Shut the door; you weren’t born in a barn.
  • And don’t slam it.

More importantly, I learned many things by observing her life. Here are some of them:

  • People are important.
  • People going through trials need encouragement.
  • Letting people know you’re praying for them and thinking of them is deeply meaningful to them.
  • You can effectively minister to people even if you’re homebound.

My mother always cared about people, and this didn’t cease after she became homebound because of strokes. She continued a barrage of encouraging notes until Alzheimer’s eventually stole her memory.

Even then, when she needed full-time care in a nursing home, she would commonly touch other residents and say, “I love you.” Her love of people, though clouded by hazy memories, never receded.

Looking back, I have learned from my mother. I eat more vegetables, usually shut the door, and I never run with scissors.

More than that, I have learned how very important people are – and that sometimes, to get through a difficult time, they only need to know that someone cares about them and is praying for them.

That’s something everyone can do.

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  1. So wonderfully heart warming, and deeply beautiful.

    It is no wonder that you seem to be such a special person too.

  2. Jerry is right!!!!!!!

  3. This is very touching. A special tribute to your mother.

  4. i think she ain’t

    only ur mother

    but that of mankind

    how lucky ur

    we envy u

    thats why u r

    so much of a gentle …. m…. a….n

    perhaps u were born at midnight!

    //////Looking back, I have learned from my mother. I eat more vegetables, usually shut the door, and I never run with scissors.

    More than that, I have learned how very important people are – and that sometimes, to get through a difficult time, they only need to know that someone cares about them and is praying for them.

    That’s something everyone can do.//////

  5. That’s good, you never run with scissors. Looks like mom really got to you. I’m a mother.. glad to know it works.

  6. A nice share indeed

  7. This was a beautiful tribute to your mother. I really enjoyed it.

  8. Nice share my friend. That’s mother can do to her children to teach the right thing. I miss my mother. :(

  9. ‘Quit doing that with your face; it could stick that way.’

    My mom me told this one, I got frightened. :P A very nice write Gift. Thank you.

  10. This is a great philosophy for life. We don’t know how good the advice of our parents was until we become adults ourselves.

  11. Love this post, a sweet one, Gift. As we grow older, we will know that those words were golden advice and not nagging, those words will be engraved in our minds and hearts forever.

    :D

  12. Your mother sounds like a very wonderful and caring person! It’s awesome that you appreciate her and the things she taught you! I hope that my children can look back and do the same ; )

  13. Mothers really play an important role in raising children. Looks to me like she’s done a very good job by being an inspiration to you. :-)

  14. Nice Share.

    :-)

  15. My Mom told me that about my face too!

  16. wow, a beautiful write. Your mom sounded like a very loving person. What a better world it would be if everyone else was like that.. cheers;}

  17. Good Work

  18. thanks!

  19. Excellent learning. Thanks for sharing these precious lessons with us.

  20. Your mother has really taught you some good values. These are really valuable lessons that needs to be passed on to the next generation.

  21. Mothers are amazing.

  22. Great share. Mothers do an ammazing job. It is hard to undersand sometimes, until we begin playing that role.

  23. This will become one of my favourite articles. Thank you for writing it.

  24. A very warm and touching article…What a loving lady was your mother who could show her love even after she was struck with Alzheimer… It is great that you are following her instructions even today…Pass it on to your kids too…

  25. $-nice post-$

  26. “Finish your food; there are millions of people starving.”

    I’ll probably be saying these to my kids, too…:)

  27. That is such a heart warming post. I think many of us can relate to the things your mother taught you. Your mother sounds like a remarkable woman.

    Christine

  28. Such a touching piece about your mother.

  29. Lovely one. I missed it in my dashboard, but found it in facebook via Jayashree (our co triond writer jayskay) :)

  30. Great share!

  31. You learned the most improtan thingsfrom your mother. I did a lot from mine too. She’s simply marvelous.

  32. I enjoyed reading this article. Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful and caring person !

    Angela

  33. A beautiful and touching article. Your mother was a great person.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  34. love this article. =p

  35. This reminds everyone of his own mother. Beautiful one.

  36. great share

  37. Very touching, gift, thanks for sharing this with us.

  38. :)

  39. nice share. thru this you are able to share some important things to other people. =)

  40. Thanks for the comments everyone. Really appreciated them all.

  41. Thanks for the comments everyone. Really appreciated them all. :)

  42. Such a lovely tribute for a wonderful mother.

  43. You’re blessed to have that beautiful and lovely mother.

  44. You’re blessed to have that beautiful and lovely mother. A great tribute for her.

  45. What a loving article to share about your mother. And how wonderful for you that you had such a mother.

  46. so happy for you… did not have this opportunity…

  47. Very useful things from mother.. liked it

  48. Mother is the only person that will always accept you unconditionally – with ‘this face’, with ‘this character’, with all your virtues and vices:) Simple and amazing! Thanks for the great post.

  49. How wonderful it is to have that kind of mother.

  50. Mothers do provide the best example for her children. Lovely article.

  51. There were a lot to learn from here,they have been transmitted to you so well.A very good example.

  52. In religion we have various Gods
    But, mother is a common God
    A mother is a mother for all
    She is a bundle of Angels

    Her love will include everyone
    She is a well-wisher in general
    She loves without discriminating
    She never at all ill-advices

    Like your mother giving admonition
    My mother also gives even now
    I am a fifty one year old man
    Today also she advised me over phone.

  53. Mom’s are the best cheers

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