The origin of Mother’s Day dates back to the early 19th century where the intent was for mothers to unite and promote world peace. It later evolved into a day where mothers were honored for the sacrifices they made for their children and it became a national holiday in 1914.
With Mother’s Day having just passed, we reached out to our employees to ask for some bits of “life advice”, or, perhaps a motto their mothers always told them, along with a few pieces of advice from some mothers here at DP Air Corporation.
A few mothers here at DP Air shared some wonderful advice they’ve given to their own children, such as, “Do what makes you happy”, and “Always take care of your responsibilities first.” Ensuring that your children are responsible and happy is a difficult task, but our mothers encourage it each and every day.
While some may offer a motherly scolding, with the ever-so-popular “I’ll give you something to cry about!”, “Don’t make me get the stick!”, or perhaps ones that didn’t quite make sense to you, “Burnt toast puts hair on your chest”, mothers are undoubtedly gifts in the world and have the power to shape the person you become.
“I don’t care what your friends are doing, I care what you’re doing.” – It may be hard to find someone who hasn’t heard this from their mother at some point! While your friends are important to you, the one she cares about is her baby!
We heard from a few DP Air employees that their mothers like to give general life advice, and the things they had to say are certainly important, applicable, and true.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“Stop worrying about something that hasn’t happened.”
“You can do anything you put your mind to.”
“You’re never too poor to keep a clean home.”
“Work hard to earn whatever is needed, always keep learning, and treat people with respect.”
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Anyone of these mottos can be applied to everyday life and everyday situations.
Some mothers offer practical advice, such as “Don’t go to bed with wet hair, it’ll make you sick”, which is still something many people (myself included) follow to this day! “There is a right and a wrong way to fold laundry.” I’m fairly certain every mother shares that sentiment! Some mothers repeat things in their own homes that may not seem critical to development, but resonate with their children nonetheless, such as, “Don’t eat over the sink!” Then there are those who add a bit of humor to their daily mottos, for those of you with siblings, “If neither of you did it, there must be a ghost in this house”.
Mothers have an instinct and a love for their children that cannot be compared to anything else. We have become the people we are today because of the love, advice, and guidance from the mothers in our lives.
“Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” – Rachel Wolchin