Mother's Day is a day to celebrate those that gave us life through literal labors of love. So, in honor of my wonderful mom I wanted to share with you all the most important things I have learned from her thus far. First you should know, she was never actually right until I turned 22. Then- miraculously- every single thing she said became truth and there was nothing more that she said that was wrong. Crazy, right? But really for all the awful things I put her through- sneaking out, partying, lying, and the like- she is a Saint and has taught me some pretty invaluable life lessons...
1. Life isn't fair. I think this one is pretty self explanatory but, I can't tell you the number of times she has to remind me. So, thanks for the constant reminders mom. I get it.
2. We all have to do things in life that we don't want to do. So basically, what she means is life isn't fair, get over it.
3. You don't need a man for anything, and you can be just as good as any man at anything. Gender roles, adios!
4. Age gracefully. In every sense. There's something to be said for class and keeping it together. But of course, when you're ninety--be fabulous! Pack on the jewels and leopard and be --you!
5. You is fabulous. Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect, but we are all wonderfully made somehow. Embrace your strengths and weaknesses, don't compare yourself to anyone else and don't apologize when you're not like the rest of them.
6. A glass of great red wine, and Grandma Yolanda's pasta and sauce are the cure for just about anything. And real women, eat!
7. Family is forever. Invest time, enjoy time, don't take it for granted. Oh, and "You only get one sister! Be nice to each other!"
8. Value your friendships. You can't live without good girlfriends. Things will ebb and flow but, you will make time for the girls that make you the best version of yourself. Take trips, work out together--invest in it.
9. Work hard. It's not always easy, but if you want to live a certain way you need to work for it.
10. Mom is always right.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mamas out there. I hope your daughters and sons have reached the age where your advice, love and support is finally recognized and appreciated. If not, just give it a few more years and try not to throw them out of the house in the meantime.