The best pieces of advice I've ever received

  • April 09, 2018
  • By Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky

"always take care of your skin, no matter how much it costs...your older self will thank you" -- mom. 

"treat those how you want to be treated and surround yourself with like-minded people" -- dad

"when you have too many things, you always want more. A simple life is a happy life" -- dad

"live in the present - you can't change your past nor can you predict your future" -- (Taoist) cousin.

"you can't make everyone happy so do what makes you happy; those who love you will understand" -- dad. 

"everything is hard before it becomes easy" -- (Taoist) cousin.

"it doesn't get easier, you get better" -- trainer. 

"remember that your marriage comes first. You were a partnership before kids, you need to remember this during kids so you can survive after they grow up and leave the house otherwise you'll wind up like me - divorced and alone because you both let your marriage fade and didn't make it a priority." -- dear cousin when I was pregnant with Kayla.

"it's not the mistake you make that defines you, it's how you fix that mistake that does" -- dad.

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  1. These are all great ideas to keep in mind - I especially like the marriage one and the one from your trainer.

  2. All such good reminders!!!
    Moms & dads really do know a lot of smart stuff, huh? ;)

  3. All great things to read on a Monday morning.

  4. Great advice, thanks for sharing.

  5. Every single one of these is perfect! I really like what your trainer said, so true.

  6. Wow such solid advice. I love the one from your dad about having too many things and always wanting more. So true.

  7. I was told the same about putting your marriage first. Serena means everything to me, but my marriage is still super important as well. She will eventually grow up and move out, and I don't want to be left with a stranger because I didn't feed my marriage all those years. Great advice <3

  8. This is awesome advice. I definitely keep the marriage one at the front of my mind with everything- we're a team.
    I love the ones about you getting better, simple being best, and making yourself happy!

  9. I love hearing advice from moms and dads. They always say these things when we're younger, and make so much more sense when we're older.

  10. These are all great pieces of advice. Your family is very wise.

  11. Great advice. I have to keep reminding myself about making my marriage a priority.