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Sunday, May 13, 2012


 My mom is no longer here, so I was thinking, what did mom teach me?

Below is a list of the things she has told me since I was a kid. I've never forgotten her words, and the values she instilled in me that helped in becoming the person I am today.

Sure, like most kids, I just kinda nodded my head and went, "Uh, huh...uh, huh," but over the years, I've found that these lessons she was trying to teach me had sunk in a lot more than I had thought. I'm always grateful for her parenting skills, which there weren't so many handbooks written on the subject then like there are today.

"Class isn't about champagne or what car you drive. Being a classy person is how you treat others."

"Other people's love are like ships that come and go, but love for yourself will always be the harbor that brings them in."

"Always work hard, but work smart, too."

"Don't compare yourself to others, and don't ever let anyone define who you are."

"Always be prepared for the worst so you can live your life for the best."

"Sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something just for 'something's sake'."

"Always do what you think is right. It's you who has to look at himself in the mirror everyday."

"It's the things we don't do that we end up regretting most."

"Be happy. Nobody's gonna do it for you."

Thanks, mom!

Roger West