Today is my mom’s birthday. 92 years young! Happy Birthday, Mom!
- Eat what’s put in front of you. Have a taste and if you don’t like it, leave it. But at least have a taste.
- Know who you are. If you aren’t a socialite/athlete/brainiac, don’t pretend to be one. Be yourself.
- Don’t put on pretenses. We came from working class folks who sacrificed a great deal for a better life in Canada. “Your dad’s family might be related to the Queen of England, Janine, but my mother was a maid.” (I know I have royal blood! Just can’t find it in ancestry.com.)
- You don’t need to have a million friends or acquaintances to be happy. It’s better to have a few people you love and trust than dozens of friends who won’t be there when you need them.
- If you commit to something, do it.
- Don’t be late.
- Don’t give me wine while I’m still cooking – I won’t want to make the gravy!
- Everything in moderation! “I’m satisfied with just one bite!” My mother can have an open bag of potato chips for a week – taking 15 each night then sealing up the bag. No wonder she weighs the same thing now that she did before she was pregnant with me!
- Move it or lose it! Mom lives in a seniors apartment complex. At least once each day she walks down and up the 5 flights to her apartment. When she hit her 70s she saw so many of her friends begin to fail physically – and they were generally the same people who were content to sit on the sofa or use the elevator.
- Always look on the bright side of life! Don’t sit around and moan about the bad stuff. Life is a gift so appreciate it
. We have everything we need. God will always take care of you.
Gratulerer med dagen, mamma! We love you and are so appreciative that you are celebrating your 92nd!