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5/31/2018

Advice from Mom

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:08 pm

“Life’s not fair. Get used to it.”

Growing up, I got a lot of advice from my mom. She’s a good mom and that’s what moms are supposed to do. Of all the things she told me, I think that “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.” is the best advice she gave. Oh and did she give it – and often!

When I would complain that I was being picked on for being smaller than all the other kids – “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.”

When I would whine that my friends were allowed to do x, y, or z and I wasn’t allowed – “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.”

When I would declare my bedtime too early – “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.”

When I perceived my siblings were getting a benefit that I wasn’t getting “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.”

As an adult, I find I say this to myself nearly every day. No matter my age, it will always be true – “Life’s not fair. Get used to it.” So thanks, mom, for all the great advice over the years, especially this one.

What is the best advice your mom gave you?

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