Lessons from Mum: Five things that my mother taught me
(as if having to carry me around for 9 months wasn’t enough).
1. Heaven and hell are on Earth. If you choose to treat others badly, you damn well better believe that it’ll come back to bite you on the backside one day. And if not your backside, then the ones of those you love. Karma is a bottom-loving, rabid dog so you better treat others with respect.
2. If you do everything right and something still goes wrong, at least you know you did everything right.
3.You can’t always control what happens to you but you certainly can control how you handle it. Shit happens. Sometimes that shit is really stinky and full of worms. Grab that plastic bag, scoop it up, toss it in the bin, spray the odour neutraliser and keep going. Oh, and take a worming tablet.
4. Be generous with your time, money, food and favours but don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of. And remember that like all good things in life, trust is earned and the trust of another should always be nurtured and cherished.
5. Wearing tops that slide up and show your waist is not cool. God gave you ample hips but God also gave you the ability to shop for longer tops.
They are the women who hold us, feed us and nurture us.
They manage to keep us sane as well as drive us insane.
They pick up the pieces when something has shattered us, and they hurt more than we do when someone has wronged us.
They pick on our clothes, our hair and our eating habits. But they are sometimes the only ones who are there to tell us we are beautiful.
To all the mums in my life- my mum, my mother-in-law, my Ajji (grandmother) and my aunts……
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!