Mothers. We all have one. Mine’s just awesome in every way.
I’m at that age where I’m starting to appreciate my mother much more than ever before. As I have watched her over years, I have picked up a few tips that I think is really good and I am going to pass them onto you.
Always have lipstick in your handbag
According to my mom, having lipstick which is not only a moisturizer for the lips but brings colour to any grey day, is an essential in any women’s handbag.
Never cry over spilt milk
My mom is a firm believer in what’s done is done. Don’t dwell on the past, you can’t change it. Learn from your mistakes and move on.
Morning and evening; it’s sort of a drill with my mom. Whenever she washes her face and body, the moisturizer is soon to follow. My mother has flawless skin and I think that’s her secret.
Your heart is always the answer
If you’ve got a tough decision to make, always let your heart lead. No matter what the problem is. The heart makes you happy and the mind makes you practical.
Get to know someone/something before diving head-first into a situation.
No one likes anyone who is not who they say they are. Be you and everything will fall into place. You’ll be a lot happier.
If you’re feeling bad about yourself or anything; dress up, slap some lipstick on and strut your stuff, girl. You’ll feel so much better.
I come bearing gifts!
Never show up anywhere empty handed. Invited to a dinner? Bring a lovely dessert with, homemade or otherwise.
Water makes everything clean
Also known as: don’t be afraid to get down, dirty and do the nasty i.e. manual labor, also known as “a man’s job”. That dirt can be washed off, you can have another mani-pedi later but for now there is no time to be afraid, complain or have a hissy fit. Get it done and get a nice soak in after.
You’ve got mail
That annoying chain-mail that the moms seem to love to send around? Read ’em. There is a lesson in there for everyone.
Oh, and an extra little tip: always have fun and seek adventure, a little bit goes a long way; make it count.