Things I Learned From My Mom

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Growing up, I never really understood just how valuable having my mother around was. She always seemed to nag me, or want me to do things a certain way, and I really disliked that. Being 28 years old, having gone through a “lifetime movie” of experiences, with her never leaving my side, not even once, I am grateful to call her mom. Below I have listed all the wonderful things I learned from my mom. I love her with all my heart, and I hope this post makes her proud.

“I really believe in love at first sight, after all, I’ve loved my mom since the minute I opened my eyes.”

It Is Always Better To Give 

Things I Learned From My Mom- It's Always Better To Give

It’s Always Better To Give

It is such a great feeling giving of what you have to help someone else. I would always watch my mom give her time, her abilities and herself in an effort to reach the lost, and always with a smile. She is a wonderful person, who cannot bear to sit back and watch someone else have less. My mom isn’t rich money-wise, but she is rich in love, and rich in passion.

Society tends to focus on the receiving part. Everyone wants to get, get and get some more, but I encourage you to give. If you see a homeless person on the sidewalk, offer them a hot drink, some food or a jacket to keep them warm. If there is a youth center in your community, give some of your time on the weekends. You’d be surprised how much of a difference a few hours a week can make.

Be Thankful For The Ordinary 

Things I Learned From My Mom- Be Thankful For The Little Things

Be Thankful For The Little Things

My mom would always tell me that I am blessed beyond measure, but I being the naive teenager I was, never saw it. She was right. Many of the seemingly normal amenities that we have are things to be thankful for. The fact that you have a TV, WiFi or a cellphone is a reason to be thankful. The fact that you are currently reading this post is a reason to be thankful for because you have the means to access it.

My mom also taught me to be thankful for ordinary bodily functions. If you can walk, talk or lift your hands up be thankful. If you can go to the bathroom unassisted be thankful. Even if you do not have every single one of your senses be thankful.

In my final year of college, I was involved in two accidents. I was hit by a speeding taxi, and I hit my head on a basketball pole, after being hit in the face with a football coming from around the corner. I survived and I am thankful. Even though I may not be 100% at times, I am thankful. If you are struggling to find ordinary things to be thankful for, make a list and look at it every single day.

Pray Alot!

Things I Learned From My Mom- Pray Alot!

Pray Alot!

This is one thing I never really learned until I became a christian. Back then, I use to worry a lot, and give up a lot, and it was so stressful. Praying has changed my life for the better, and I am never looking back. My mom would be going through the most stressful time of her life, and always be smiling. She’d have to figure out how to pay bills that were overdue and be smiling. I couldn’t figure out how she did it until I discovered prayer for myself.

Since I have adapted prayer as a part of my life, I no longer worry. No, seriously I don’t. Prayer takes the burden and the stresses of life off my shoulders, and places them at God’s feet. It reminds me that there is a higher power who gladly provides all that I need and fights my battles for me. When I pray, I feel connected to God, and can’t imagine starting or ending my day without it.

Be Patient 

Things I Learned From My Mom- Be Patient

Be Patient

Oh, this is a big one. If there is one lesson I needed to learn from my mom it was this one. Patience is a virtue, and thus it is one of the hardest personality traits to develop. My mom taught me that everything happens in its own time, and in its own season. She also taught me that being patient allows us to develop the character traits needed to receive our blessings when the time comes.

I started my blog about one month ago. When I started, I instantly started comparing my success to others, and that was wrong. I was being impatient. It takes patience and consistently working hard to achieve success. This is especially true when there is so much clutter in the blogging world.

Patience means taking my time to hone my blogging skills and clearly define my niche. It also means constantly growing as a blogger by increasing my organisational and networking skills, and learning the necessary lessons along the way. Can I challenge you to be patient today?

Love Everyone 

Things I Learned From My Mom- Love Everyone

You Should Love Everyone

“Love” is one of the most important things I learned from my mom. It is patient, and kind, and puts others above oneself. Loving others can be difficult. My mom always said that if Jesus Christ, someone who was completely innocent, could love someone who has done so much wrong as she did, it should be a breeze for her to love others. Loving others, to her, meant looking passed all the mess, and finding the beauty that lay underneath. 

This took a while for me, but I can understand her viewpoint. When I was a child, there were so many people on my hate list, that it could easily fill a book. Now however, I can honestly say, I love everyone. I might not like some aspects of their personality, but that doesn’t mean that I need to write that person off. I have discovered that behind every bully, there was a child hurting and begging for help. Behind every thief, is someone who struggled growing up, whose need was never really addressed.  

Be Proud Of Yourself 

Things I Learned From My Mom- Be Proud Of Yourself

Be Proud Of Yourself

Finally (well not really), my mom taught me that you should always be proud of yourself, and if you aren’t, work really hard to be. You should be proud of your accomplishments, be proud of how far you have come, and who you have become. If you are reading this, and you are not proud of who you are, there are many things you can do, but I will list two:

  1. Make a list of positive things that happened to you two years ago and are happening present day. Include your accomplishments, personality changes and anything that has positively helped to mold you as a person.
  2. Smile, because you have come so far.
Things My Mom Taught Me- My Mom

My Mom And I A Few Years Ago

My mom has been my rock for the passed 28 years. She sacrificed so much in order to see my sisters and I succeed. I will forever love her and forever be grateful. She is kind, considerate, funny, gorgeous and amazing.

When I become a mom one day, I want my children to be able to say this about me. If you’re reading this, mom I love you and don’t you ever think that you never made a difference, because you definitely made a difference in me.

So there you have it. These are some of the most important things I learned from my mom.

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Comments (46)

  • Alia Mustafaa 3 months ago Reply

    Moms are awesome!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes they are!!

  • Michelle Johnson 3 months ago Reply

    Mom’s always have the best advice, I just never realized it until I was older

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes many times, in our child stage, we only see someone who bugs us. I also wish I had realized how wise she was when I was younger.

  • Ann 3 months ago Reply

    Moms are wonderful! I’m 38 and still learning lessons from Mom! Great post and thank you for sharing!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes. I think that as long as we are alive we will keep learning lessons from our moms. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Bar 3 months ago Reply

    This was so inspiring. It’s great to read something so positive- lots to keep in mind.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much for all your kind words

  • Patricia 3 months ago Reply

    Beautiful post! I agree with the love everyone point, even the people who are more difficult to get along with, because sometimes you may be the only one who has ever shown them how it is to be truly loved. How did you get saved? My Christian testimony is in one of my blog posts if you are interested.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes. Love can change so many people’s lives for the better. I was saved in 2003 and it was mainly due to one of my mentors dying. Seeing him dying, so one who loved Jesus so much, made me think. I was scared to wonder where I would go after I died and didn’t want to be lost. I think I’ll do a post on that one day.

  • Cristine 3 months ago Reply

    Imits taken me a long time to realize that my mom was always right. Believing in yourself staying strong and never losing you voice were all great traits

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Even though it took you time, I am happy to hear that you were able to learn lessons from your mom. Stay strong and keep on speaking up.

  • Muna 3 months ago Reply

    You’ve learned some great things from your lovely mum, and one day you’ll be able to pass these amazing qualities on to your kids

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you. Yes my mom was and is still a fantastic human being. I owe so much to her teachings.

  • Ophelia T 3 months ago Reply

    These are such great lessons. Being patient and leaning on the Lord are great lessons we should all learn. Thanks for sharing.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    You are so welcome. Thank you for stopping by and commenting

  • anshul 3 months ago Reply

    I am always thankful to the mundane life routines. After all that’s what keeps us going

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes we should always be thankful

  • Courtney 3 months ago Reply

    Everything about this is beautiful. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman! My mom always taught me to be proud.. she still tells me that to this day!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Mt mom is amazing. It’s great that your mom taught you that lesson. I know it has helped you alot up to this moment.

  • Prerna Garg 3 months ago Reply

    Moms are the best and though we may not realize, we learn everything from them. I am forever thankful to my mom for making me who I am today 🙂

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Wow I loved reading this. I can just feel the love you have for your mom through this.

  • Vidya Tiru 3 months ago Reply

    wonderful lessons from an amazing woman.. yayyy to moms always!!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Indeed. Yay to mom always!

  • Oh my goodness, you have obviously got one of the best!! I wish that I’d had that kind of relationship with my mom. And even though I didn’t, I truly try my hardest to be that kind of mom for my kids! Thanks for this post–just knowing that kids do grow up to be grateful for all the hard work we put in makes all the rough days worth it!! (BTW–that photo at the top kissing your girl is so dang adorable!!)

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Wow. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have the kind of relationship that you would want to have had with your mom. I am glad, however, to hear that you work so hard to do the best for your children.

  • Kate 3 months ago Reply

    These are all great lessons. Moms are awesome!

  • Shoppers Gossip 3 months ago Reply

    Worth the read…Moms are wonderful all the time!

  • Kimberly Love 3 months ago Reply

    This was amazing, thank you! I love my mom and all the things that she has shared with me. She’s an inspiration. We learn so much from our mothers.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 3 months ago Reply

    Yes we do. Mothers are amazing people the world couldn’t do without

  • Lucy 2 months ago Reply

    I would be lost without my mum! She one of the most important people on my life. Like yours she has taught me many things, believing in myself and that I can do anything I put my mind to and prove them wrong! Loving your posts and I feel happier when I read them ❤️

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you so much. I look forward to your comments all the time. I really love your support ☺☺😊

  • Sounds like mom is a Wise Woman, indeed. What an amazing way to honor her by letting her know what you have learned. <3. Blessings! Evelyn,

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes my mom is amazing and I wouldn’t want it any other way😁😊

  • Erica 1 month ago Reply

    This is so sweet. My mother passed away so I don’t have her in my life anyway. So I think it’s great that you let your mom know how much you’ve learned from her, and how much you love her.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Awe I am sorry for your loss. I bet she was a great woman. My mom means the world to me and I’m happy to have been given the miracle that is her.

  • Jeff Honeywood 1 month ago Reply

    One of the things my mom taught me is that things can always get better. We were dirt poor when I was a small child, but my mom worked hard and by the time I got to high school we were doing really well. She went to school, we moved to a different part of the country, and she made a life through hard work and dedication. Every time I get discouraged, I don’t give up I just try to figure out what I need to do and bust my butt to figure it out.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Wow! I loved reading your story. Your mom sounds like a genuinely hard working and amazingly sacrificial person. I am glad you were able to learn so much from her.

  • Esperanza Scotto 1 month ago Reply

    What a beautiful post and an awesome tribute to your mom! Mothers are truly amazing and teach us so much 🙂

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes she is and yes they do 🙂

  • Daniela 1 month ago Reply

    I completely adore this. Mothers are so great and teach such incredible lessons. I am eager to become a mother, myself, so that I can instill these same beliefs in my children. I think, more importantly though, is that we should all remember that we are always role models for others and can learn from and teach others so much!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Yes that is so true. I know that when you become a mother one day you will pass on the fantastic lessons that you were taught. Until then, keep being that role model!

  • All She Things 1 month ago Reply

    Moms are the best! There are so many valuable lessons they teach us even without trying!

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    They are truly God’s gift to us on earth!

  • Sarah Bailey 1 month ago Reply

    I absolutely love this posts, there is so much our parents can teach us be it good or bad. Mine have definitely taught me a lot.

    My Dee Dee's Diary 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you so much. I completely agree.

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