Monday, June 24, 2024

Mother’s Advice

Jerrina McKinney: “Kill people with kindness.”

Stan Washington: “Be patient. One day you will understand.”

Kathy Lattimore: “Always pray.”

Katina Roundtree: “Be a hard act to follow. Always aspire for greatness.”

Dianna Saffold-Cooks: “Take God everywhere you go. When you think you can’t leave...he will get you out.”

Conlyn Myles Grimble: “Keep God first in all that you do. If you don’t believe in yourself, don’t expect others to believe in you. Strivers achieve what dreamers only dream about.”

Diane Lewis Matlock: “Where there is a will there is a way. It’s not over until God says it’s over. Nothing beats a failure but a try.”

China Fleming: “Just keep on keeping on, and don’t worry about all that. Eat, drink, and be merry.”

Rose M. Gaston: “Baby, trust God.”

Kasina Boone: “Don’t ever trust a man with two pair of draws.” (Translation: He don’t have nothing; don’t want nothing; and he will keep you from having anything.)

Fred J. Keeton: My mother, Elizabeth McCoy Keeton, would say, “Can’t never could. Don’t let your looks, your money, or what you’ve accomplished go to your head. That’s how you lose it all.”

Crystal Nicole Pullen: “With God all things are possible.”

Diane Chester: “Blood is thicker than water.”

Simone Davis: “When people show you who they are...believe them.”

Penny Howell Fuller: “Always have your own bank account.”

Sterlena Annette Harris: “Just keep on living—you’ve only just begun and nobody can stop you but you!”

Katherine Duncan: “You have a limited amount of breath. Guard your words.”

Marcia Washington: “My mother always told me to pray to the Lord and have faith that God will move in any situation.”

Michael Cook: “Respect women.”

Tracy Pieper: “Keep your enemies closer. Don’t make the same mistake twice.”

Nicole Lise: “Sometimes you have to know when to be quiet.”

Royse Kincherlow: “Don’t give the power company no more than what your bill is. You will be paying them for the rest of your life.”

Diane Day Crump-Richmond: “God bless the child that got his own. You can have all the education in the world, but it’s useless without common sense.”

Leatha Hubbard: “What one won’t do, another one will.”

Zanira Al Amin: “You’re probably going to have to work your entire life, so do something that you love.”

Sundi Gamble: “It’s always nice to be nice.”

Stretch Sanders: “Always be yourself.”

Rondalyn Marshall:“Take care of your children that God allowed you to care for...and teach them how to be kind to people.”

Co-Pastor LaVona Lewis: “Everyone needs love. Do everything in your power to give love because that’s how people will know you belong to God.”

Sharon D. Potter: Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

B Moore: “Look good for yourself because you’ll never know when you will need another man.”

Shelia Henderson Glenn: My grandmother would say, “When you scream and yell during an argument, all the person hears and remembers is the screaming and yelling.”

Ingrid Thorbourne:“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Rontrice Gray: “Everything that you think is good for you may not be good for your children.”

Johnny Daimon: “Watch how you treat people. The same folks you see on your way up, you’ll see on your way down.”

Ms. Cavanaugh-Jones: “Love God and yourself first and foremost.”

Beverly Reel-Davis: “Everybody is not your friend.”

Dewayne Pierce: “When you go on a job interview, don’t go to get the job. You are going to take what is yours.”

Charles McCall: “Be humble and never think that you are better than everyone else because there is somebody out there that has more talent than you have. Never sell yourself short and always dream big; shoot for the stars; and never settle for less than your very best.”

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