By Reagan

This just might be the sage advice or dose of cold water you needed today.

We asked about the time someone said something to you that you never forgot. Here are some of the responses:

“When someone treats you like an option, help them narrow their options by removing yourself from the equation.”

“Let’s run today…don’t let today run you.” – Chantal from Harford County

My dad told me, his daughter, when I was heading out one night, “I was a boy once. Just be careful.”

My aunt told me this afternoon a bad breakup: “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. It’s nice to have, but not necessary.” – Shanna

I have lived by this motto my mom told me when I was a young teenage girl. It often helped keep me from making wrong decisions in some of my relationships. My mom told me: Girls have sex to find love and boys just love to have sex.

Growing up playing baseball and softball my dad would come and watch and he would always critique every error I made but never gave me a compliment when I did something good so I asked him why and he said, “You already know you did good all I should do is help you fix your mistakes.” – Nick from Rising Sun

My grandparents who lost everything in WWII used to say “Learn all you can – nobody can take what you have in your head.”

It sounds simple and silly but when I was suffering from serious depression I read in a book “these things happen” and for some reason it changed me. I have a tattoo of it on my arm because it got me through the toughest time of my life -Ashley

You don’t need to look good everyday as long as you know you can when you need to. Mary

Winners never quit and quitters never win!!!” love my momma 🙂


My mom always told me you don’t have to like somebody to love them especially when I was fighting with my siblings

Don’t trust a turn signal or a fart -Hannah

A professor told me you can’t change the whole world but you can make your little corner better. Those words have kept me in human services for over 10 years without burning out. All love.

Someone asked me what they wrote on tombstones- beloved wife, husband, mother, father,son, daughter, brother, sister… Not dj, manager, accountant—so make sure we are putting the same importance to those relationships when we’re alive!

Burned myself at culinary school and my class mate suggested how to make the burn better by saying: “Get a straw and suck it up!!!”

My dad used to always tell me that in your lifetime you’ll only have enough true friends that you can count them on one hand.

My mentor during my student teaching said “there is no ‘the children’ there is only ‘this child’ and ‘this child’ and ‘this child'”

My Paw Paw used to say the mind can only absorb what the butt can endure. Once your butt’s numb – you ain’t listening to a dang thing! LOL Angie

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Have used that quite often to get through tough days. – Meg in Baltimore

The Great Ron Swanson once said, “Don’t half ass two things, whole ass one thing.” Basically if you want to do something totally commit and you’ll get it done -jenna

Don’t compare your inside with someone else’s outside!

The first time I had my heart broken and then the guy wanted me back a week later I asked my mom what to do because I still loved him. She said, “Forget what you feel and remember what you deserve”

My dad always said “its not lying if its none of their business.” I always remember that when someone is asking me inappropriate or personal questions.

“He’s nothing but a leaf on your windshield as you drive through life.” A very good college friend told me that after a bad breakup.

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

I had a teacher in high school tell the whole class: “There’s nothing wrong with ignorance but there is something wrong with not caring.”

When dealing with a tough issue my dad used to tell me you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time. Becky

Quote from my son Evan when he was 11 years old: “If you don’t believe in yourself, the impossible is far out of reach.”

Any problem that can be solved by money is not a true problem. A friend told me that once and it definitely gives perspective. Karen

It’s never too late to start your day over.  I try to remember this when I’m having a rough day when nothing is going right.

“Those who anger you, control you.”

“Everybody knows something you don’t, so treat them like it”



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