Saturday, August 01, 2009

A mother's best advice

MSNBC readers were encouraged to share the best advice given to them by their mothers. Here is a list of some of it.

"Bloom where you're planted"
"If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all."
"Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. They'll wash clean."
"Work before play."
"You can if you think you can!"
"Keep your chin up. It's not the end of the world."
"Life isn't always fair."
"Never lie, cheat, or steal."
"Never be too proud to ask for help when you need it."
"You catch more flies with honey than vinegar."
Nothing you can’t
"Give and take in that order".
"Don't wish your life away"
"Say hello in there, appreciate others, especially elderly people". "
"Not everyone has someone".
"Always have a love for learning".
"Be yourself"
"Imagine it and it can happen"
"Never pass up the opportunity to use the bathroom or eat something. You never know when you will get another chance".
"Don't sweat the small stuff".
"Foul language makes the speaker sound ignorant and coarse, while a full vocabulary brings tact and clarity."
"Books are the best and cheapest way to travel the world".
"Respect others"
"Actions speak louder than words"
"Keep criticism private"
"Laughter is the best medicine"
"Be compassionate and understanding to people who were mentally or physically disabled".
"Listen kindly, but make your own decisions."
"Don't let anyone tell you what's best. You'll figure that out on your own."
"If you don't know what to do, ask someone whose had experience."
"Look past looks"
"Attitude is everything"
"You do what you have to do".
"Communication is key"
"A person who can grasp the proper way to speak and write will always have doors opened to them, that would otherwise be shut."
"Look to the inside"
"Things are not always as they seem; people are not always as they seem."
"Treat the maintenance man and the CEO the same way -- with respect."
"Smile and enjoy the journey".
"Engage your brain, before opening your mouth"
"Move away from trouble"
"All that anyone can ever ask is that you do your best."
"Love yourself"
"Life gets easier"
"What's the worst that could happen?"
"Optimism pays off"
"It never hurts to ask"
"Honesty starts with one's self"

Read in more detail here.

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