Things my mother has taught me

Things my mother has taught me, many of which I’m still learning, but am eternally grateful for knowing.

1. It’s better for someone to be in your debt rather than be indebted to someone.

2. No matter how much you despise someone, never show it to them. If you can avoid it, never show it to others either.

3. Be kind to everyone. If you cannot be kind, at least be friendly.

4. Avoid conflict. Be patient and calm even if the other person is completely irrational.

5. Always smile.