Treat your body with respect.
Listen to your children.
Clip coupons and find a store that will double them. You never have too much money to save.
Treat material objects with respect. Whether it's your clothes or car, someone worked hard to make a way for you to have nice things.
Be the best mother you can be. Know that children are a blessing. Love them with everything you have.
Wash your hands -- at least 37 times a day.
There's always an alternative to something that's not good for your body. Instead of alcohol, fill your glass with ginger ale. Instead of pasta, there are wheat berries. Instead of cigarettes -- well, there is no alternative; just don't do it.
Make those around you feel like the most special people in the world.
Look nice, even if you don't feel like it. People notice, and it does make a difference.
Tell the truth, even if you think it will upset someone you care about.
Love your husband, and be willing to do whatever it takes to keep your marriage strong.
The only person that can stop you is you.
Be willing to change. When a door closes, a window will always open.
Leave everything a little better than you found it. This may take a few bottles of Clorox and OOOO steel wool, but it's possible!
My mom certainly did leave this world a little better than she found it. Today -- and for generations to come -- her wisdom will live on.
Linda Arnold, MBA, is a certified wellness instructor and Chairwoman/CEO of The Arnold Agency, a marketing communications firm specializing in advertising, public relations, government relations and interactive marketing. Reader comments may be directed to Linda Arnold, The Arnold Agency, 117 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301, or e-mailed to livelifefu...@arnoldagency.com.