Each year when Mother's Day rolls around, I find myself reflecting on all the things my mother taught me.
After all, our moms are often our first teachers (it only seems fitting that Mother's Day coincides with so many college graduations - yet one more instance in which mothers take a backseat to celebrate the accomplishments of their children). They help us through school, and eventually they help us navigate the challenges of adult life - many of them work-related.
My mom taught me lots of little things, like always send a thank you note after an interview and never get drunk at a company holiday party... but she also taught me a lot of big things, like how to embrace my strengths, and always be aware of my weaknesses. In my five years in the workforce, I've yet to go a day without hearing her voice in the back of my head.
I have an amazing group of coworkers and I was confident that much of their success in the workplace - and their personal lives - would also be thanks to their moms.
So I asked them to fill in their own responses to "My mom taught me..."
They had a lot to say:
So thank you, to our moms and all the moms out there who are teaching invaluable lessons each day. We love you and are so grateful for all you do - Happy Mother's Day!
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