My dear mother, Sheila Krogue, passed away two days ago. I’ve been reflecting on her and celebrating the incredible impact she has had on my life.
Here is a list of these she taught me through her example and her lessons:
- Say hi to everyone.
- Take an interest in those you meet.
- Smile, your face after 40 is your own fault.
- Don’t sleep in.
- Work hard, do a little extra.
- Never lie.
- Pay attention to other people’s kids.
- Have Popsicles in the fridge.
- Always have M&Ms in a jar.
- Help your kids amount to something by applying for every opportunity.
- Family matters, so don’t miss Sunday dinner.
- Celebrate your favorite people’s birthday by making them a favorite dinner and dessert.
- Remember people’s name and use it correctly.
- Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
- Traditions keep a family culture alive, never miss.
- Cold hands mean a warm heart.
- A Diet Coke can get you through the day.
- Always have a joke to tell.
- Laugh as you tell it.
- Remember the stories about your family and share them.
- Brag about people in front of them where it will do some good.
- Keep in touch with friends and family, if you think of them call them.
- Observe etiquette and table manners, they reveal your upbringing.
- Spell things the right way, it’s a dying art.
- Learn to read well, you can visit anywhere you want to go in a good book.
Thanks Ma Sheila!