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Mom’s Wise Words

December 1, 2015

My mom turns 85 this month, although if you’d met her, you’d swear she was 55. This month’s blog is in her honor.

Mom loves lists. She has on-going lists for the grocery, her daily chores, her weekly and monthly activities. She makes lists of people she needs to call, to thank, and to write. She’s even made lists for all her books, her rock collection, and the kinds of flowers she’s planted. I love my mom and am sharing a list of her wisdom. She’s far too humble to list it herself, but these are five things I know she’d agree to; attributes that she represents.

  1. Love: simple and yet complicated—love yourself, love God, love your family, friends, and your enemies.
  2. Nap: rest well and take care of yourself. Naps also give you time to create.
  3. Appreciate Nature: all of the answers are there.
  4. Get a C: no one is perfect, we learn from our mistakes, and no one does well under constant pressure to get all A’s.
  5. Care: make a difference in the world. It can be as simple as making muffins for a neighbor, volunteering at an event, or writing Congress to demand better resolutions.

Thanks Mom! And Happy Holidays to all.

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3 comments

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  2. Love this sweet and grace-filled tribute. 🙂

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  3. Well Carrie, you have  overwhelmed me!  I think you have just given me the best birthday gift anyone could ever receive!  I was going to call you today, but Kim said you were sick and had no voice, so I thought I would wait.  I just HAD to reply to this e-mail!!  I will try to call you tomorrow, and maybe we can catch up.  In a nutshell, the Thanksgiving week went really well!  The beautiful weather helped tons.  We could be outside all the time.  GET WELL!  Orders from Mom



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