For Mother's Day, we asked Upworthy readers on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what they learned from their moms. They had a lot of great lessons to share.
Everyone had something to say about their moms. Most good. All honest. Here are our favorites.
Thanks to everyone who chimed in and made this post possible. Here's what the rest of your moms had to say when we asked you to share the best advice your mom ever gave you.
1. Advice about making smart choices, with bonus comedy!
2. Advice about controlling your own fate and happiness.
3. Advice about realizing that not all moms will be great at their jobs, and that others might step up into their place.
4. Advice about living bravely when the odds are stacked against you.
5. Advice about the more complex things in life, like dealing with hangovers.
7. Advice about not sweating the small stuff.
8. Advice about being tough in difficult situations.
FULL DISCLOSURE: This works for me every time, 30% of the time.
Also this gem:
9. Advice about the right to step back and take care of yourself.
10. Speaking of which, advice about a woman's right to enjoy herself.
11. Profound advice about when to use crude language.
12. Thoughtful advice about having the right priorities in the right moment.
13. Respectful advice about how to treat everyone around you.
14. Compassionate advice about knowing WHY you should treat everyone around you well.
15. And finally, advice about always taking a step back and getting some perspective.
Happy Mother's Day to all the people who are moms in the world. You have a really tough job, and most of you do it with a grace and humor that not many people can really understand — particularly my wife, who deals with a 3-year-old every day (3-year-olds are evolution's way of letting you know that no matter how impressive your résumé is, you are not that special).
Wisdom about purse snakes.
Truer words have never been spoken.
PLEASE NOTE: This post excludes the two most popular choices that many people wrote: "Always wear clean underwear" and "This too shall pass." There's a joke that could be made there, but I will refrain.
What's the best advice your mom ever gave you?