Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?
Whenever I hear or read the word “Mentor” I automatically look for one outside my home, a teacher, a friend, an aunt or an uncle. Strangely enough I never could answer the question. None of the above people ever took the role of a mentor in my life. I reassured myself, not everyone needs or has a mentor, so just accept the fact you did not have one.
This morning the word raised its head in my mind yet again. This time I inwardly went through all the names in my mind, the answer was still the same,no I did not have one.
Suddenly my daughter yelled out, “Mom”where is my … she barely completed what was on her mind, immediately I thought of my own Mom, here was someone who from the time I could talk and walk taught me between right and wrong.
Be respectful to your elders, greet them when they visit, listen,do not speak until you are spoken to. I remember once my sister and I were deep in conversation,my mother came quietly , she said: “what are you talking about, I hope you are not criticizing someone.”
My sister immediately remarked, “No Mom we are stating facts.”
My mom replied, “I don’t understand what kind of facts you’re talking about, make sure it’s not about anyone.”
Then she went on to explain to me that God does not like back biting, if we couldn’t say anything good about someone we should not discuss them at all.
There were so many other things such as ,”Be humble” when you walk look at the ground and not the sky, do not be overbearing, and there are so many other things I learned from her. What she taught me I could not learn from someone else.
The greatest lesson I learned from my Mom was treat everyone kindly, it will bring you dividends, I truly believe as humans we ought to treat other humans with respect. These were some of the things I learned from my mother.
Q is the letter I will not use. Let me see if it works.
I have an assignment to do. I’m not sure how long it will take. I have to write what does the lesson tell me about myself. It tells a lot,or let me put it this way, I have thought about it long and hard and I’m amazed to find there are things I have learned which I’m totally unaware of.
I am of the opinion this is i.e., a lesson that can be helpful to a lot of people.
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When I think of “BFFS”, I see my mother in my mind’s eye. She has taught me a lot of lessons. I talk about them,think, and write whenever the opportunity presents itself.
One of the lessons she taught me and wanted me to follow strictly was never say anything bad about any one. If you don’t like someone whatever the reason may be strike those names off your head. Do not think about them at all. You can achieve a lot with your mind. read a book .Think of the characters. Write about them. Pick one you liked most. Write a short paragraph explaining ,what was special about him/her.
When you’ve done that. Write a book review,your review may or may not help your reader, but you’ve used your time well. You will forget about people who rub you the wrong way.
You can also help your siblings with their homework. They can certainly use it.
Keep your brain occupied with things that can help you and others.
When I’d listened to her, I’d think “what a neat way to occupy my brain.”