Lessons from Mama; Happy Mother’s Day
A mother is an irreplaceable asset in a person’s life. Good or bad, dead or alive, we are born of one mother, that can never be changed. Thanks to our mothers, without them, history wouldn’t know us. Many of us, are where we are because of or mothers and the role they played, or are still playing. Long live our mothers.
As the world celebrates mothers, I join in celebrating too, because I owe who I am to my mother. The lessons I learned from her are worth sharing.
- Do it. Don’t wait for others to do what you can do. Don’t wait to be told what to do, find something and do it. Don’t be idle.
- Take responsibility. No one will account for your life but you, be accountable. Learn to take responsibility, whenever, wherever. If you don’t learn now, you’ll learn it the hard way.
- Be humble. Pride comes before a fall. No one knows what tomorrow may bring. Be as humble as you can be, humility will take you places pride will under look, and that’s where your blessings lie. Do not look down on anyone.
- Zip it! If you know nothing about it, say nothing. Yet still if you know it, unless it is necessary and helpful, shut your mouth. Your words are so powerful. They will build or destroy you. Watch your tongue, tame it.
- Be smart. Be critical, analyze before taking part in anything. Have a stand, do not follow a crowd.
- Learn to say NO. It is easier said than done, but learn to say no. It is better to say no then change your mind later, than say no later after being trusted to do something.
- Accept corrections. Have a teachable spirit, corrections will make you better if heeded unto. Take no offense, those who care to correct you want the best of you.
- Be descent. From speech to dressing. Be presentable.
- Read. Read experience matters.
- Pray and trust in God. Above all, life and all the efforts will amount to nothing without God. He has all the answers.
The wisest man of all said
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there. We celebrate you.
By Liz Ekakoro:Diaspora Messenger contributor