By Eliana Barriga
Publisher and Managing Editor for The Retail Observer
Our mothers, families, friends, teachers, society and other in uential factors have taught us lessons that will stick with us for a lifetime. As a mother, I do my best to pass on what I’ve learned to my children. What I have found is that most of these lessons have a common underlying theme: a reminder to keep things simple and stay focused on what is most important. When you do this, the decisions you make and direction you take in your life seem to be much easier.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, here are a few tried and true life lessons from Omer B. Washington that I hope will inspire you to remember some of the important things in life.
• It takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
• It’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
• You should never ruin an apology with an excuse.
• We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
• Either you control your attitude or it controls you.
• We don’t have to change friends if we understand friends change.
• You shouldn’t be so eager to nd out a secret. It could change your life
• Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to
doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
• Our background and circumstances may have in uenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
• Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally
• People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
To mothers everywhere,