12 Essential Life Lessons I Learned from my Mom

  • Be yourself.
  • It’s good to be smart.
  • It’s not good to use your intelligence to make others feel small.
  • Creativity is a natural part of life.
  • No one can make you happy–you have to do that for yourself.
  • You owe it to the world to be the best you can be.
  • The words “independent” and “woman” go together quite nicely.
  • Artists draw what they see, not what everyone else sees.
  • Picking up rotten fruit won’t kill you.
  • Children deserve to be listened to.
  • Children do not deserve to always get their way.
  • You are never to old to learn new things.

I love you Mom.

Feel free to share your Mom’s wisdom in the comments!