Lessons I have learned from my mother

My mothers is one inspiring woman.  And the older I get the more I learn that I’m truly my mother’s daughter, in how I think and act.  I'm sure most of you feel the same way and somehow you aspire to be like your mother if not better.

And of course, no matter how old you get, your mother will always be the woman who has “smart advice” about, well, everything. Some we took with a cheerful heart but others we had to learn from trial and error that “ momma” was right.

Here are the three lessons I learned from my mother that have kept me grounded:

Always pray. Every morning before my mother woke up she would kneel on the floor, next to her bed and pray. She prays for us her kids, family members, people in the hospitals, poor people, people who are face with challenges; and everyone on the face of the planet who has a need.  I remember a friend of mine pointing out that those prayers are the ones that are keeping us while we are on the road or when we are faced with difficulties in life. And that’s how I pray too. I just give God my time and mouth and say Lord use me.


Love people. My mom taught me that love is treating people the way God wants us to treat them and the way we want to be treated. Whenever people come to my mom's house, they always, always get the best meal in the world. My mother spurs nothing for visitors. She just feeds them Kings and Queens, that’s why they love visiting her.

Work hard. My mother used to work two jobs to provide for us and sold cold drinks too on top of that. Yes she didn’t spend enough time with us but she taught me the freedom that comes with earning your own money. When I decided to sell “dikota” (bunny chows) at home, she supplied the resources that I needed and used to be my “marketing manager”.

Lessons I learned from my mother

Quotes that describe my mother

“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway" ~  Erma Bombeck

“My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it" ~ Buddy Hackett

"I know how to do anything—I'm a mom" ~ Roseanne Barr