10 Things I Learned from my Mother

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1. Patience is a virtue.

It's best not to dwell on the future. Life is made to be lived in the present.  

2. Be self-sufficient.

Don't rely on others to do the things you can do yourself. My work ethic comes from watching my mom manage to do it all!

3. Celebrate the little things.

Remember people's birthdays, anniversaries, and the little holidays in between. 

4. Always send thank you notes.

They'll be the deciding factor between who gets the job and who doesn't.  

5. Life isn't fair.

Work hard for the things you want. Nothing is guaranteed and things are rarely handed to you.

6. Don't apologize for who you are.

If you're not going to be yourself, who else is?

7. You don't have to be the best but you do have to try your hardest.

Anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time.  

8. Push yourself.

You're capable of more than you think sometimes.

9. It's okay to part ways in a relationship.

Sometimes friendships are meant to end. You can't make anyone else happy if you're not happy first. 

10. Kill them with kindness.

Not everyone is going to like you but that doesn't mean you can't treat them well and do it with a smile. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.