Nothing Says Mother’s Day Like Wise Words of Wisdom
Who’s the first person in your life that gave you advice? Yep, it was your mom. Most of the first advice you received, like “Don’t eat dirt,” and “Look both ways before you cross the street,” was given in an effort to keep you alive. But as we get older, moms – and other great maternal figures in our lives – get to turn their advice from life-saving to life-enjoying and help us get the most out of this world she brought us into. So to celebrate Mother’s Day, and every day, here are some of our favorite pieces of life advice ever received:
Caitlin: The way to clear hurdles in life is to take small steps, one at a time. Could be as small of a hurdle as going to the gym when you’re tired, stressed, and it’s rainy outside. Step one, put on your gym clothes, but make no promises to yourself. Step two, put on your running shoes. Step three, fill up your water bottle. Oh, well look, you’re all ready, you may as well go now. This was awesome advice because I can apply it to many areas of life! I find the best advice applies to many situations.
Kim: Master’s Thesis Advice, applicable to life: choose your topic carefully, and choose something that makes you happy. You are about to spend A LOT of time thinking about it. So, at least give yourself the break of dedicating yourself to something that makes you smile.
Life Advice: Everybody is someone’s mom or sister or friend or son.
Ariel: Remember that everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. A little empathy goes a long way.
Vi: When applying to jobs, look at the skills a position requires, not the job title. Find the organization that will actually help you grow, even if you don’t have the “dream” title for your first job.
Blair: Don’t sweat the small stuff. And the only thing you can control is yourself.
Kris: Don’t feel like you always need encouragement from others. If you know you’ve done a good job and given it your all, and are happy at the end of the day, be satisfied with yourself. Don’t feel like you always need someone to acknowledge that. Know your self-worth and rock it.
Shelley: No one you should give a shit about gives a shit about petty shit.
Allyson: You can’t please everyone – keep the opinions of those you love and respect, let those of others just slip away.
Kari: What other people think of you is none of your business. Why? Because you can waste a lot of time and energy imagining what other people think of you and you’re probably wrong. This creates negative thoughts and perceived problems that aren’t real, or at least don’t need to be playing on a loop in your head.
Joey: Don’t be afraid to ask someone for advice. The worst they can say is no, and the best they can say is life changing.
Mine? Work hard, and good things will happen. And, life’s too short not to try.
Happy Mother’s Day!