I come from a family of storytellers, experience sharers and anecdote-filled personalities. I even married into a family filled with great storytellers. Growing up, a big part of any family celebration included sitting around sharing stories, life lessons and funny life happenings. Mother’s Day was no exception, and it included the sharing of “motherly” pearls of wisdom and advice. I can remember my Grandma saying, after hearing any story with a difficult situation or person, “consider the source and forget about it.” 

So whether you celebrate Mother's Day with your mother, your children, your aunt, your neighbor, your grandmother, your mentor or all of the above - we can all agree that it's a great day to celebrate "motherly" wisdom. Our staff here at the ACVB reflected back on some of their own favorite life tips, and we hope you enjoy these pearls of wisdom!

“Always do a good job." My (now retired) mom was always the hardest working lady that I knew. She worked tirelessly at her job and was first in line to pitch in and help when needed. She took great pride in her actions, in being an essential and thorough for her colleagues. Watching her do this made me know that was how I wanted to be too! - Lisa

"Well, my grandma used to say, 'don’t mind the dust, just enjoy the company.'" – Erinn 

My Grandma still tells me, “if something is meant to happen, it will find its way to you.” – Lauren

“Everybody is created equal, and you should always be the person God created you to be.” – Joe

“Never say or do anything you WOULD care the whole world knew.” – Cara

My mom loves to say “Choose to be Happy.” – Kayla

“If you can’t say something nice…..don’t say anything at all.” – Chad

My mother and grandmother always told me “Remember who and whose you are.”
I have started saying it to my children. – Amanda

“To live with courage and bravery to the highest levels of righteousness. One must never shirk from conducting oneself in the most upright and considerate possible manner. Be prepared at all times to willingly and consistently behave in the most impartial and just manner and to always undertake to carry out righteous; to never have any fear or show even the slightest hesitation when taking such actions; to never flinch from stepping in front of the enemy to protect the poor, weak and needy of the world – to never have any apprehension or anxiety from the righteous fight ahead.” Translation of Hindu Scripture – Neetu

"Be kind, be useful." - Scott

"Make good choices. Be nice to your sister." - Ellen

“Believe in yourself, work hard, and always stay strong. The rest will fall into place.” – Paola

Share your favorite “motherly” advice with us!