For many of us, Mom’s words and wisdom have shaped us through the years. And even the simplest lesson has a way of sticking with us.
“Do the right thing.”
“If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all.”
“If you take it out, then put it back.”
(You might even have a list of sayings you can recite, like the ones above.)
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re sharing with you words of wisdom that our mothers have taught us. It’s a chance for us to be thankful and grateful for everything Mom did for us through the years.
Lessons from Mom
“’They don’t care what you know until they know that you care.’ My mother meant we should offer a listening ear, love and support before we try to give advice.”
–Galen Lehman, President
“My mother used to tell me that if you have to wonder. ‘Should I say that? Should I wear this?’ then you probably shouldn’t do it. She also used to say ‘know the difference between an invitation (do you want to go) and an obligation (you must attend).'”
–Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing
“Every day I left for school, my mom would say, ‘Remember the Golden Rule.’ I still try to think of how others want to be treated in daily life.”
–Alyssa, Replenishment Buyer
“When I was running late for school, Mom would always say, ‘Drive slow. I’d rather you get there late than never get there at all.'”
–Dan, Service Tech/Rep
“My mother was a grade school teacher, so we were never allowed to say ‘ain’t’ or ‘shut up’. Because ‘ain’t’ isn’t proper English (or even a word!) and ‘shut up’ is very rude. To this day, I never use those words.”
–Shelley, Merchandising Assistant
“‘Whatever you do
Do with your might.
Things done by halves
Are never done right!’
(A poem my mother often quoted.)”
–Valerie, Retail Stock Person
“There are two things my mom always said that sticks with me today: One, ‘Don’t lean back in your chair’ and two, ‘You are stronger than you think.’ She still says the latter to me whenever I need a loving reminder.”
–Jenny, Content Writer
“My mother always told me, ‘The most important thing in the world, is to glorify the Lord.’ She always says, the world doesn’t revolve around me, and I can’t do anything about what other people do. Stay humble, but keep your confidence. Always do things for the right reasons, without motive. When my mom would teach me how to talk to others and get along, she would always say, “Is it true, Is it kind, Is it necessary?” If it wasn’t anything of those three things altogether, then my thoughts didn’t need to be said…”
–Sidney, Retail Sales Clerk
Happy Mother’s Day from everyone at Lehman’s!
Editor’s Note: Originally posted in May 2018.