Recently my partner suggested that I seem to be quoting things my mother used to say and I had not realized I was doing this. I think as we are growing up our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles say things that influence us in some way.
Sometimes a saying that we hear all the time as children we will later find ourselves repeating to our children. A saying might be something that really helps us in hard times or simply brings a smile to our faces.
These sayings don't have to be profound or witty or clever but the fact we remember them when we need them makes them special.
So please share any sayings that people from your past, or people in your life now say. I would love to read them. If there is a background to the sayings or you want to talk about how the saying has affected you that would be good too.
The saying may be very short or long. It may be in a foreign language. It may be something that was said often or just once but had a profound affect.
I will start.
My mother used to say, "Don't worry about what others are thinking about you as they are too busy worrying about what you are thinking about them". She used to say this if I was nervous before going to a party.
So please share your memory but completing the line
My ............. used to say...
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