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May 21, 2007

Last week's question:

Sunday, May 13 was Mother's Day. What was the most important life lesson that you learned from your mother?

· To be a gentleman - yes sir, no sir, no ma'am, yes ma'am, to treat everyone with respect and to not have ill wishes for those who lie and cheat against you, for the Creator will deal with them in the end, if their conscience doesn't get them first.

· My mother was the definition of silent strength. She lived with a handicap, but never complained. She raised her children, several grandchildren and foster children. She ran a household, was an excellent cook and seamstress, canned things she grew in the garden and sent us all to church.

If I could be half the mother she was, what a blessing it would be. On Mother's Day, I go to the cemetery and thank her once again, for all I learned from her.

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· The description the last person who posted gave of his mom reminds me a bit of my grandma - except that she didn't have foster children. My grandmother is the one who really taught me things. The best piece of advice she ever gave me was to be true to myself.

I never really knew what she meant by it until I was older, but it's something everyone should try to do: Trust their instincts and do not betray your beliefs for anything or anyone.

· Be yourself and respect others.

· My mother is very tolerant, forgiving, generous, fair and non-judgmental. I learned to be fair.

· "Never try to understand men, they just don't think like we do."

· It was my grandmother. She always woke up with a positive outlook, every day had a smile.

If she had any aches and pains she would just say "I'll be OK," and keep smiling. She was always doing things for others. Every day, she seemed to look at life through eyes that seemed as if she was seeing it for the first time.

· My mother taught me not to spread hateful gossip and talk about people that is intended to be hurtful. I just wish other people would follow this example.

My mother used to say, "What goes around, comes around." Or, "The crow always comes home to roost." I realized later that it was her version of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do to you. You get what you give out in this life.

· Sacrificial love, giving, frugality, humility, and forgiveness. Her name is Judy Miller. She lives in West Virginia.

· Remember your loved ones who passed away. I think Mother's Day is hard on people who have lost their mothers. I learned a lot from my mother. She taught all of her children to respect everyone.and, most of all, to respect yourself and your father and to help others in any way that you could. My mother was the best mother anyone could want. God rest her soul.

· I have learned to never let someone else make me feel less than what I am.




This week's question:

It now seems clear that many Hagerstown and Washington County citizens don't want refugees resettled in this area. Assuming they would be persecuted or killed if they were sent back, what should happen to them?

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