The back explains:
“Things Our Mothers Used to Say” — a collection of often repeated gems that have been shared with me. Anything you might add?” ~Karen Fasimpaur,
I might add…
Things my mom used to say
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
…when I struggled.
If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
…if I was upset at someone
Remember: you don’t know what the other person is going through.
…if I didn’t understand the way someone behaved
Damned if I do; damned if I don’t.
…when nothing seemed to work
Who do you think you are, the Queen of Sheba?
…when I was a brat
Try it; it can’t hurt.
…when I was hesitant to learn something new
Go find your brother.
..little brother, always wandering
Come in when the street lights turn on.
…as I left into the neighborhood to play
…when someone was mean to me
If you’re nice to others, they’ll be nice to you.
…when someone was mean
Don’t be a wall flower.
…as I was incredibly shy
And Aunt Vi would add, “You have a lovely smile.”
…nudging me out into the activity
It will be OK.
…when I went off into the world
And, it’s been more than OK. Smiles spread!
What did your mom say?
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker