There are many amm quotes that I have retained over the years. If you have an amm quote, let me know and I will add it to the list. And I am sure this is just the beginning of the list…
- “There is always enough money for books.” Growing up, mom and dad made many personal sacrifices so there was money for golf memberships and dance classes for their children. But mom always found room in the budget for books. We always read before turning out the light at night and we were encouraged to read instead of watch TV during meals. I remember many breakfasts reading the back of a cereal box over and over again as I was supposed to always be reading. We were also taught to respect books. You never ever write in a book or colour in a book or bend the pages of a book. You use a bookmark. Mom’s love of books is visibly apparent in her home, as I recently counted over 400 books she has out on shelves and in piles. And then there are books that are packed in boxes!
- “You can’t control other people’s feelings.” This quote was used whenever I was worried about how my actions would affect other people and how they may react. Mom always told me to do what I felt was right and that was the best I could do, as I could only control how I handled myself, and not control how others handled themselves.
- “Is what I am doing, or about to do, moving me towards my objective?” This was a quote mom picked up somewhere, but always had it posted in her office. I have have also posted it in my home office. It’s a good reminder to remain focused on what is important to you.
- “It’s okay to just sit and think awhile.” This is an amm quote that many of mom’s colleagues have told me over these past number of weeks . Society has become so focused on quick results and fast-paced decisions. Mom wanted us to remember that good decisions or ideas don’t need to be determined in seconds.
- The following quote was from Monday, March 30, 2009. “The importance of asking questions: It is important to ask questions, know how to ask questions, and listen carefully to the answers. If you are not getting the answers you want, continue to ask more questions.”