My kids would say I have a few overused ones - like:
Do you know there are kids who have no food to eat tonight, so eat yours ?
Hmm, I know there are some I use on the kids but can't think of them at the moment. Some variation of don't sweat the small stuff, treat others as you want to be treated or if your friends were going to jump off a bridge, would you? lol
For me personally, I read this quote in a book about careers when I was considering the whole return to school thing and love it.
If you are good at something you don't enjoy, imagine what you can accomplish if you do something you love.
Mom to DD15, DD9 & DS7
Mom to DD16, DD10 & DS8
I love that quote.
I remember when I was younger I had a strong interest/passion for history and archaeology. My mother commented a number of times on how you can't make money at that. I often wonder what would have happened if I pursued that dream. Maybe I would be doing a Phd in history.
To this day I love history and remain passionate about learning. Although my previous career in banking was lucrative it was not my passion and consequently I am moving in a new direction.
Ann, my DD is really interested in history too & just expressed an interest in a college that has an archaeology program! I too thought, hmm, wonder what she could do with that but will not say anything to her.
I agree about the career change, I was on a good career path in my old job but it was soo not how I want to spend the next 20+ years.