Since it is Mother's Day, I wanted to share my mom and some information about her as a Mother's Day tribute. She passed away several years ago and I miss her every day so once a year, I like to share something that I learned from her.
First, I want to share some empowering quotes she would say to me often. While my mother wasn't an eloquent speaker, she was always direct and never unkind in her expressions.
Inspirational Quotes From Mom
Believe in yourself because you are more powerful than you may think.
Always take care of yourself.
Don't give up your dreams. They make your life worthwhile.
Aren't they lovely? I wish I remembered more and wrote them down.
Years after I graduated from college, my mother gave me a book called, "To My Daughter, With Love, A Mother's Memory Book" by Donna Green. It's a book that would ask you questions and the mother would write her thoughts in it. It was very well done, and covered several different areas. It had areas like, "About my mom", "About myself", and "About my daughter". Since my grandmother primarily lived in Italy for my entire life, I truly treasured those memories she wrote. From that book, below are my mom's favorite things:
Book: Les Miserables
Color: Navy blue and purple
Here are 4 of my favorite quotes I came across that are great advice just in case your mom never told you these, feel free to share.
"I long to put the experience of 50 years at once into your young lives, to give you at once the key of that treasure chamber every gem of which has cost me tears and struggles and prayers, but you must work for these inward treasures yourselves."
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."
~ L.P. Hartley
"Never grow a wishbone, Daughter, where your backbone ought to be."
You can buy used copies of the book above on Amazon. But if you prefer a different one. Here are several books I found on Amazon that are similar.
I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day with or without your mother.
Let's continue the conversation, what one piece of advice did your mother give you that you treasure? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.