Just as Mother Said I Said
My mother liked to remind us of famous expressions which are timeless and true because she felt that they held a value that rang true.
I remember when my oldest son was told to conform to characteristics of his friend. His friend had said "You gotta' be more like me to fit in." My eldest was not like him in any way. I said:"Nobody can be everybody but everybody's got to be somebody."
"You be yourself. That's the best you can do for anyone." I remembered these expressions like a de'ja vu! Then it dawned on me; mother had told us this long ago when we were children. The truism came from Harry Truman Or FDR; either way it was true all right!
Can you remember something that your mother or father told you as a child which you now tell your kids?Please write it here or leave a link to your journal.