Mama Raised Me Better: 10 Things My Mom Taught Me

There’s no doubt that every mother will teach her child many lessons. Her child will look up to her and want to be like her. So, if you’re like me and you thought your mom was Cinderella, you may have wanted to be a princess to. These are the most important lessons I’ve learned from my Mom so far…

1.Be prepared.

Don’t let yourself get into situations which could’ve easily been avoided. Never let your gas tank get below a ¼ because there is no reason to run out of gas. Always carry cash. Always keep headache medicine in your purse. You get the gist. You never know what may come up but it’s always best to be prepared for anything.

2. Good things come to those who hustle.

My mom has worked hard for everything she has and she has raised me to do the same.

3. Always be open to learn from others.

Everyone you come into contact with has a different story. They have much wisdom to share with you so be willing to listen. Always be open to learn from what others have to teach you.

4. Dress in a way that makes you feel confident.

Got a big test? Don’t dress like you just pulled an all-nighter studying. Dress like you know you’ll ace the test.

5. Always be honest.

Self-explanatory. Everything is easier if you’re 100% honest.

6. Use a budget and make to-do lists.

As much of a pain as it is, setting a budget is so worth it. It gives you freedom to know what you can spend every month and end up at a good financial standing. I’ll take this before over-spending any day! How are you supposed to get stuff done if you’re not sure what to get done in the first place? This is why lists are favorable for the scatterbrained people like me.

7. She will always be my biggest fan.

From when I was 2 dancing ballet in recitals wearing a ginormous tutu to being 18 walking across to get my diploma. No matter what, Mom will always be on my side.

8. When God says “no,” say “thank you.”

Nothing good comes from forcing situations to come to life or relationships to happen. There is no need to force anything. God has our lives worked out perfectly in His timing. Learn to accept that some things just aren’t meant to be.

9. Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

You are a loved child of God. Having high standards is not a bad thing. You are worth it.

10. Hold your head up.

Know that you are beautiful and loved more than you’ll ever know. Don’t force yourself, or ley anyone else force you to be something you’re not. Know that there is purpose for everything and that God makes beautiful things out of us.

Thank you Mom!

God gave me you!

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