On Friday, I asked you to write a post title for me, and I would write a post based on what I thought your title was about. You can still do that, just leave me a post title in the combox.
Of course, my mamma reads this blog, and she wanted in on the fun. So, I give you her suggestion: 5 Things I Learned from My Mom:
1. Trust Your Instincts
Growing up, my mom never told us to stay away from strangers. She always made us ask how much something was at the store. If we wanted to know the time, we had to approach someone. But, if we ever said that we didn’t want to, she didn’t force us. She told us we should trust our instincts when it came to dealing with strangers.
To this day, I have no problem approaching people on the street for anything. Mike thinks I am RIDICULOUS when I walk up to people to chat about their cute purse or something like that. But, you know, sometimes I think chatting with strangers is just what this world needs.
I also think I have a healthy fear of people as well. And by that I mean I am not shy to walk away from a situation if I am uncomfortable. I hope that this instict always keeps me safe.
2. How to Obey a Traffic Light
When a light is green, you go.
When a light is yellow, you slow down.
When a light is red, stop and check your lipstick.
3. It’s Just Stuff
I’ve told you a little bit about how my mom’s house is full of treasures, but growing up, she always told us it was just stuff. Accidents happen, things break, messes be messy. But, it’s just stuff, so it’s ok.
4. Dress for Your Body
I don’t hate my thighs (ok, sometimes I hate my thighs), but I know that there are certain things that don’t look good on them. You can still love your body and know that some styles just aren’t made for you. So don’t let clothes determine how you feel; love your body and dress so you feel good about yourself.
5. How to Accessorize
Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and add one more accessory. My mom knows life is short. So, her philosophy is wear ALL the things!