My mom taught me a deep respect for all forms of work — whether manual labor or mental labor. She taught me that work and dignity go hand in hand.
That’s why this quote from Thomas Edison is one of my favorites:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Anyone appearing in overalls near our house was certain to be greeted with a plate full of fresh cookies and a cool refreshment courtesy of my mom. It was her way of saying: “I appreciate your dedication to your craft. I appreciate and respect your labor.”
What did your mom teach you?
Share it with your kids today. Then they’ll realize how important it is to listen to mom too.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Keep teaching your kids good things!
P.S. That’s my beautiful and wise mom in the photo up top, circa 1958.
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