Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

Remember the song "Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This"? I saw a book by the same title last night. I can't really remember what the song was about, and I didn't pick up the book to know what it is about, but that title GRABS me! So, here's my 2007 list of things my mama taught me about living on those "days like this." Of course, sometimes there are days, and sometimes there are months!

Mama said-
• Some people are just ugly, even when they are beautiful on the outside, and usually kids and dogs can tell which ones have that beautiful spirit from the ones who don't.
• Don't trust anyone but yourself, and God. It will keep you from getting burned.
• Sometimes what you don't say says more about you than what you do say.
• Life isn't fair, especially when it comes to work and friendships.
• If you don't stand on your own two feet, who do you expect to stand on your feet for you?

But Mama also said-
• Hard work is reward enough in itself.
• Being nice to everyone really won't hurt you, even when it feels like it might.
• Remember your roots and be kind to those who have less than you do.
• Working outside is the best antidepressant there is.
• Mentoring someone else by investing your time and talent is one of the best way to make effective change, one person at a time.

Okay, my mama didn't say all these statements, but her life showed me these things over the past 44 years. She equipped me for "days like this."

Thanks, Mom! Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Kari Scare said...

Love my mom's wisdom more and more as the years go by. Sounds like you had a godly mom too!