What’s the Best Advice Your Mom Gave You?

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we asked folks here at TJM what was the best advice their Mom ever gave them. Here’s a sample:

Lena Ruotolo  

My mom always says that you should never eat just one donut. You have to eat one for each butt cheek, so that you stay symmetrical!

Shannon Moore 

If I’m being honest, I don’t think there was one piece of advice that was “the best.’” She is someone I turn to for advice ALL THE TIME. For sure, our relationship has changed to where it is more on a friendship level than on a parenting level. So that’s super entertaining.

Stephen Perry

The best advice my mother ever gave me is: “Life isn’t going to give you more than you can handle. So when times seem super tough and you want to give up, as long as you are honest with yourself and to others, you will have the trust you will need in yourself to be able to pull off what you need to. You got this.”

Avery Henry

Gave it some thought, and the best advice I got from Mom was really just to believe in myself.

Kimberly Walker 

My mother was the type that if we were listening to music and she didn’t know the words, she’d make up her own. This put into my mind that you may never fit into someone’s idea of normal, so become your own type of normal.

Heidi LaCentra

My mother taught me to NEVER let anyone steal your joy.  No one can make you feel any certain way unless you allow them to.

Rick Cundiff

Mom said always take the high road. And be sure to take along plenty of coffee.