Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mothers' Day Competition


Here is a little glimpse of a very special piece I am just finishing up for a new Mothers' Day Competition. I would love to show my thanks to www.mintandlime.com.au 's Facebook supporters and newsletter subscribers. Mothers' Day is one month away so if you would like to take part please post what is the most important lesson you learnt from your mother. Mine was a mix of compassion and empathy and pride in achievement but a willingness to fight for the underdog. It is my mum's birthday today and I still miss her every day. So this might be a gift for your mum or something for you to remember her by, either way fingers crossed.  I am changing the final day to April 28th so I have time to message you for your details and arrange postage in time for Mothers' Day. 
I will post an image of the completed piece this Tuesday. xx
For those inquiring by 'post'  I mean comment on this post below - sorry for any confusion ;-)
 xx

18 comments:

simplethingstolove said...

Hi to enter the competition just click on the highlight 'comment' and a comment box will pop up, alternatively I am happy to receive entries on the competition facebook post. Thanks x

simplethingstolove said...

I am posting this from the lovely Kate that came via email -

So this is about what my dear mum taught me. It’s a lesson I try to teach my kids everyday. And try and teach my husband too. Some days I can see it being played out and on others I need to remind them. I like to hear when this simple advice has worked for them. It’s a simple thing to remember. It’s about care and respect.
My mum always said and still says ”if you treat people and your things the way you want to be treated then these simple virtues will come back to you and hopefully last a lifetime. Care for them, respect them and always use good manners. But most of all, care and respect yourself, and others will treat you that way too – all the way down to your painted toenails!”
“O mum!” I say as I look at my dulling, chipped toe nail polish and hear her words ringing in my ears. Then I put my ballet slippers on instead of my nice new sandals and remember to paint my toes tonight, donn my good manners and remember to treat others with care and respect, grab my handbag and keys and off I go for the day.
I hope all day though that I do not run into my mum and she sees that I have not ironed my linen shirt – but rather that she sees I have learned on my own journey that conserving energy for things other than ironing (absolutely everything) are also important life lessons for a modern woman……I want my boys to learn that.

I love you mum, for all the things that you have taught me.

Leia Atkinson said...

My Mum taught me patience and love, by showing me immense amounts of it and now I am a Mum i know how important patience and love is and I can only hope to be as good of a Mum as she is!

Leia Atkinson said...

My Mum taught me patience and love by showing me immense amounts of it. Now i am a mum i know how important patience and love are and i try to be as good of a mum as she is.

Kelster said...

I've learnt that nothing is unachievable. My Mum went back to Uni at almost 40 and showed us that you can have a family and a career. Now I am showing my kids that too.

April Jane said...

My mother has taught me patience, manners and to treat people with love and respect, this has been passed on to my own children, and I love her for that ♥

Rockn said...

My Mum taught me to treat others as I wish to be treated, show manners, repsect and compassion

simplethingstolove said...

Hi Leia, Kelster, April Jane and Rockn, you have all entered the competition today, welcome, thankyou for stopping by. Lovely entries, each any every one has its own story so thank you for sharing. x

Nicole Gardner said...

my mum taught me to not sweat the small things :)

simplethingstolove said...

Hi Leia, I cannot contact you through your google link, would you please email me with you details on the blog or mintandlime@live.com.au
Thank you and Congratulations!

kirby said...

My Mum taught me to connect my brain to my mouth before speaking. Take a pause and think. It's a lesson I will pass onto my daughter however I will be adding, connect brain to fingers before typing. To take a pause and think before posting or emailing!

Nicole M said...

My mum taught me to work hard, to dam, to respect others, but most importantly, to believe I can do it.

Paul Freeman said...

I love surprising my beaytifull wife with beautfull jewelery,especialy if i can win it!

justjo said...

My Mum taught me to love and respect myself first and foremost and to journey through life with a sense of adventure, a love for life and compassion for others

Annabelle said...


Over the years mum has fostered twenty five,
Always giving unconditional love complimented with the skills to survive,
She may not have had a biological child of her very own,
But gratitude and kindness she has always shown!
She use to say this from a very young age,
The meaning I didn’t understand and would often cause internal rage,
Until early adulthood,
This is when I really understood,
“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who pull you up and those who pull up down. ALWAYS identify the people who pull you up and show them an attitude of gratitude!”
The way I think, feel and behaviour is positively reflected from her words of wisdom and attitude!
Mum’s empowering personal beliefs have given me strength when weak,
Now I’m a mummy her insight on “life” I always seek!
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Justin Frick said...

This would look awesome on my wife to be and a great welcome gift when she migrates here from the UK in the next few months

Rebecca said...

I've learnt that my mum will give more then she takes. She's selfless and has taught me to be the same as her.

simplethingstolove said...

Thank you all for your wonderful personal entries. As posted n facebook and the blog, the competition closed 4pm yesterday and the winner was announced. If you would like to continue to post lessons your mother taught you that is more than welcome, as I will be posting all responses on Mothers' Day. Thankyou again for your involvement x

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