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Mom knows best, even if it takes you until you’re an adult to realize she’s usually right about things. Your mom is your best friend when you’re a toddler, your worst enemy at times when you’re a teen, and she’s back to BFF-status when you reach adulthood. It takes a while to get over your own ego to realize she’s not out to get you and make your life miserable, but that she’s working hard to ensure you turn into a lovely young woman with intelligence, common sense, and no major life regrets. Moms are smarter than we realize for a long time, and they offer some of the best life lessons.
Life Comes Full Circle
Your mom is going to joke with you that one day you’ll change her diapers the way she changed yours. It’s not entirely true, but you will one day be responsible for taking care of your own parents. It’s wise to compare aged care to find the best facilities, care, and future for your parents. They gave their entire life to you, and it’ll one day be time for you to repay the favor.
Speak Kindly of Others
It’s hard growing up to remember not to engage in ill conversation with other girls and boys about the people you love, but your mom’s advice is correct. Never say something about someone behind their back you wouldn’t say in front of their face. They’ll always find out, and the people who listen to you talk about others without any problem are doing the exact same thing to you when you’re not around.
You can wish for Friday, for summer vacation, and for all the things in life that seem so much better than today, but you must be present in the moment. You aren’t going to look back on your life and remember all the times you wished for something to hurry up and arrive, but you will remember the little things and the moments that matter the most.
Your Bad Days Pass
Sometimes rough roads feel like they’re never-ending, but they do end. Your worst days are going to pass quickly, and it’s helpful to remember to stay faithful, to believe better days are coming, and to remember that it can always be worse.
Do Your Best
Your future depends on you doing your best, and you have to apply that lesson to every aspect of life. Do your best in school. Do your best at home. Do your best with your family. You only get one shot at life, and there’s no reason not to do your best every chance you get.
Take A Break
When life is overwhelming, take a break. Go for a walk. Get out of the house, and just take some time for you. When you take the time to make sure you’re getting what you want out of life, you’re taking the time to ensure you have a chance to relax and rejuvenate. It’s not your goal to keep your calendar full and your life busy. It’s your goal to be happy, and happy people aren’t happy when they have no time to recharge.
Your mom’s words of advice are always right, and she’s always going to have more for you. Just when you think she’s done offering advice, she’s got a few more pearls of wisdom to share with you on your darkest days and in your happiest moments. Let her give you advice. It makes her heart happy to share with you what she wishes she knew when she was your age.
Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.