Mother Wisdom for the Holidays

By Val Boyko • November 22nd, 2010

Marlene and I were talking about what we can post to support all of us who have challenges around the Holidays with our mothers and families.
BOY – the stories we could tell if only our families didn’t read our blog!!!

So lets start with setting expectations…… To our families, please do not assume that what you will read is all about you! Instead, apply any one of the following words of wisdom that have been passed down to us:

A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
If the shoe fits wear it.
If you can’t say something good, then don’t say anything at all.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
The apple doesn’t fall from the tree.
Things sure aren’t what they used to be.
A leopard cannot change it’s spots.
You can’t make a gold purse from a sow’s ear.
Don’t teach your grandmother how to suck eggs.
Don’t upset the apple cart.
Honesty is the best policy. This is our favorite … but the hardest of all sometimes 😉

…. So we’re going to get our heads together and come up with some useful tips and suggestions to make the holidays a time for appreciation rather than dread!


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