This is from 2014 but it still works and I’m posting it again!
It’s almost Mother’s Day and I actually am lucky to have such a good relationship with my mom. I’m not ashamed to say that she is one of my best friends. So in honor of my mother, here is a short list of things I have learned from her:
- Fairness rules: My mother strives to be fair. It’s an interesting concept because I have learned that people will respect you and like you if you don’t try to show favoritism. No one likes nepotism.
- Own your weird sense of humor: My mom’s humor is very dry. People do not always appreciate it or get it. Yet my mom doesn’t change her joke telling style. She will just save it and tell me, because she knows that I will laugh.
- Enjoy food: I can always eat because I like food. (It says so in my Twitter bio). I have learned through out my years of eating at new restaurants and inheriting the McFadden Food Jag* that you should never deny yourself something you are craved. Eat it and move on.
- McFadden Food Jag: A trait in my family that has people eating the same thing for at least a month because their body enjoys it. The same brand of cheese crackers, the same frozen pizza, or in my case, drinking the same flavor of sparkling water for 3 months.
(Source: MK McFadden and Pies ‘n’ Thighs in Brooklyn)
- Stop putting a time on stuff: She actually just said this to me in April. I am one to give times on things, i.e.-if I do this job for 6 months, etc. Yet my mom is right, don’t try to plan your life down to every second. Just take life one day at a time.
- Learn everyday: I think that this is a valuable lesson that we all should harness. I try to learn something everyday because it makes the world we live in more interesting. And I am not talking about learning a significant battle in World War II, but a new way to get home or your co-worker’s favorite food. It keeps the brain fresh.
This is just a short list of the things that I learned from my mother and I felt that I needed to share because it is Mother’s Day weekend. So don’t forget to call an influential woman in your life and saying thanks for shaping it. Mother’s day doesn’t have to only be about biological mothers.
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