Rome wasn’t built in a day

Loved it!  Why aren’t you a writer or working in that field?  I am about to say something horribly insensitive….Rome wasn’t built in a day. Visit the world through photos until you can get there. Plan on a trip every couple of years like most people. Are you planning on a short life? If not, you have plenty of time to do everything, even grow basil, plus many things you haven’t even thought of yet. Relax and enjoy the moment you are in. Life is not a race, it’s more like a lovely stroll where you encounter pot holes now and then. Expect to trip once in a while.  You are just in a slump…go buy some cute shoes.

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    • 1.  Trixie

      This is awesome advice! Can I adopt your mom? Unfortunately my own biological mother could never offer me this kind of advice or warmth, but this is fabulous! Be grateful and thankful that she loves you enough not to berate you and that she offers you a way to grow…and to buy cute shoes..LOVE IT!

      July 24, 2008 at 9:58 am

    • 2.  j

      LOVE IT 2! buy cute shoes! that is the best advice ever! still good to save for travel… and wait for the exchange rates to even out. man I miss my mom!

      July 24, 2008 at 10:16 am

    • 3.  Miss Daisy

      What kind of “trip” did she mean? Expect to fall in one of the pot holes or expect to travel every now and then? Maybe she meant both! This is a great letter and she must be a great mom!

      July 24, 2008 at 10:39 am

    • 4.  Summer

      Beautiful in it’s wisdom and perspective. Oh where would we young ‘ens be without mothers….probably pregnant and in a ditch :)

      July 24, 2008 at 11:54 am

    • 5.  Uh oh- Rome wasn’t built in a day! « Kimmy and Nathan

      [...] Recently I sent my mother-in-law the link to my blog and she sent me back a very sweet advice laden email. I couldn’t resist submitting it… Low and behold this morning I was treated to this! [...]

      July 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    • 6.  K

      Is growing basil extremely time-consuming?

      July 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    • 7.  Sally

      Wow, this was advice I definitely needed to hear today. Thanks, someone’s mom!

      July 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    • 8.  Katie

      If you really work hard, you could even grow basil! I love it!

      July 24, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    • 9.  Tortoise

      This was a wonderful message from apparently a wonderful mother!!!! LUCKY PERSON TO HAVE HER!!! Grow basil!!!

      July 24, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    • 10.  Greenbeans

      I loved this one, it really is the perfect life advice and makes me realize I’m in a slump and need cute shoes :)

      P.S. the secret to growing Basil is sunshine and lots of water (like daily drownings) and the result is amazing.

      July 25, 2008 at 6:25 am

    • 11.  Chelsie Elsie

      This sounds like one of my mom’s pep talks. I think I’d be living out of dumpsters if it weren’t for my mom’s similar talks.
      My mom encourages cute shoes, an eyebrow waxing and a trip to the bar for one drink alone as a remedy for the doldrums. It’s worked for me so far.

      PS thanks for the advice on the basil… mine fails every time and I just realized I’m probably not watering them enough!

      July 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    • 12.  Susie

      I have sent this to at least 5 people who are in pot holes today! And a couple who aren’t who I know cannot live without their mothers. Best.

      GO MOMS!

      July 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    • 13.  AMereCaratGirl

      I sure wish *my* Mom would warn me before telling me something “horribly insensitive”! And I wish it was something as uplifting as this one!

      But hey, she must have done a good job anyway, I’m not pregnant in a ditch!

      July 30, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    • 14.  Milton in Maryland

      This is actually great encouragement and advice…very “motherly”. Didn’t think it was insensitive at all…

      I particularly liked: “Are you planning on a short life?” and “go buy some cute shoes.”

      July 31, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    • 15.  ali

      I love this one! Totally something my own mom would say when I complained about hating my job or something.
      She always says, “everyone says life is short – it is and it’s not. there’s time later on to get what you want” when i’m being all young and impatient.

      May 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm

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      It was really informative. Your website is extremely
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      September 3, 2017 at 1:36 am

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