Well, Folks it is that time of year again when Mother's Day is quickly approaching. I am very fortunate to still have my Mom with me to chat with, shop with and still give me insight. Being the philosophical type, I tend to read way more into things than maybe were intended so in that way my Mom unknowingly has taught me big lessons through the practical everyday advise she handed out while I was growing up. To her dismay I give you some of these timeless lessons. Do pardon my frankness but I wished to have these thoughts expressed as simply as possible. (and on the light side!)
1-Always go to the bathroom before getting in the car with your father. This man stopped for no one and if he did, it was along side of the road (thus lesson 2). This taught me to think ahead and be prepared. No use leaving the house all "pissy" as it will only make you feel uncomfortable. makes it hard to take all the bumps in the road with grace and ease. Better to leave all your crap at home, start the journey out fresh so you so you can enjoy the ride.
2-If you do have to use the great outdoors as your restroom, be sure to take special note of how you position yourself. Lesson learned: It pays off to take note of the slope of the land so when you let go of things it will flow away from you and you thus avoid that moment of stepping back into some messy situation from your past.
3-Never eat raw dough or you'll get worms. Can't say I ever checked whether this one is fact or fiction but it did make me think about how things may not always be what they seem. What seems like a good idea at the time can often cause you pain later. Be mindful of your words and actions.
4- When going out on a date, always carry at least enough money so you can call home. If you need to call and don't be afraid to make that call. This taught me to look after myself and be aware of my surroundings...especially on the look out for phone booths but is also was comforting to know I had a place to call. I knew I had someone at home who would look after me no matter what. I don't think it was until I had my own children that I realized how a mother cannot really sleep until that back door closes and her babies are in bed. I was very fortunate I never had to make that phone call.
5- Don't slam the door when there is a cake in the oven or you will make it fall. One seemingly innocent action can cause a chain reaction with shattering results that cannot be fixed. A lesson in learning to think first then react...still working on that one!
6- If time allows, make your desserts before your guests come for dinner that way is they don't turn out give them to the dog! Lesson is there are some things that are best kept between you and the family pet. As well learn from your mistakes, take chances and don't be afraid to try it again.
7- Never go to bed with curlers in your hair, especially with your husband. The curlers are like nasty thoughts and words that dig into your mind, keeping you up all night and eventually they stab your partner too! I have concluded there are better ways to get tangled up in bed!
8- Say your prayers every night, giving thanks and sending blessings. This is one of the most valuable lessons I carry with me today. Always being grateful for the smallest of blessing in my day can help me through anything. I have also learned if I wish to have more abundance in my life I must first be thankful for what I have, willing to share and open to receive.