Mother’s Day 2019: What’s the Best Advice Mom Gave You?

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Every May we celebrate mothers and the wonderful ways they impact our lives.

This year we asked our employees, from our clinics to our Resource Center, “What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from your Mom?” We have highlighted the responses below, which range from heart-warming to encouraging and funny – the type of advice you can only get from Mom.

Mary, Account Executive | WI:

As kids, whenever we would say, “I can’t!!” She would say, “Can’t means don’t want to, too lazy to try.”

Valerie, PTA | Mesa East, AZ:

My mother taught me early on to care for others, and the importance of a good hug. I am certain I found myself in the physical therapy profession because of the values my mother taught me: to care for those I could help, and to always make everyone feel welcome. I do my best to ensure every client that walks into our clinic knows that our team is invested in their care, and that they are now a part of the Athletico family!

Molly, DPT, ASTYM, Facility Manager/Physical Therapist | St. Louis – South City:

My mom is the greatest woman I’ve ever known. Two things that she’s taught me that I’ve tried to not only live my personal life, but also my professional life by are: “Time heals all wounds,” and “you can do anything you put your mind to.”

Cheryl, Talent Acquisition | Resource Center:

“Don’t ever fall in love with someone that has more problems than you.”

Dawn, Float PT | Southeast MI:

“Life is not always fair. If you expect it to be fair, you will have a very unhappy life.”

Mandy, Brand & Communications Marketing Director | Resource Center:

“Life is neither a race nor a competition.”

Cathleen, OTR/L, ASTYM Cert., Facility Manager/Occupational Therapist | Coal City, IL:

I lost my Mom this last fall. She was the pillar in my life and the one who made me fight to be better in everything I do. To be a better mom. To be a better daughter. To be a better clinician. The best advice my mother ever gave me: “Be someone in life who is strong, independent, to always turn your mistakes into learning experiences, and above all else be respectful and caring to others.”
As a nurse and a mother, she ALWAYS put others’ needs before her own, even when her own health was failing. I live my life still every day to make her proud and to carry on her advice and legacy. I love you, Mom. Thank you for everything you have taught and instilled into me.

Leython, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Facility Manager | Lincolnshire, IL:

My mom, Gwendolyn, has a master’s degree in nursing and has truly been nursing our family and surrounding communities back to health ever since I can remember. At a very young age, she began cultivating in me a thirst for knowledge while teaching me the value of using that knowledge to empower others. My mom is largely the reason that I’m a physical therapist today so whenever you see me, you also see her influence. Happy Mother’s Day, Ma’!

Jason, MS, ATC, ITAT, Vice President of Outreach Services | Resource Center:

Too many words of wisdom from my mom. The one that sticks out is that “Everything happens for a reason.”

Lara, Regional Service Manager | Chicago, IL:

“Always go to the bathroom before you leave the house.”

Koretta, College Relations Specialist | Resource Center:

My mom is a key contributor to my grit, work ethic and commitment to excellence. She always instilled in me and my siblings: “Hard work always pays off!”

Allison, Content Strategist | Resource Center:

With three daughters, my mom has given a lot of advice throughout the years. The one thing she says reminds us of the most of though, is: “Always make sure your curling iron (or straightener, stove, candle etc.) is off before you leave the house.”

Brandon, PT, DPT, Astym Cert. | New Albany, OH:

“Always be true to who you are, don’t change who you are or your values for others. Be the best you that you can be and you will thrive.”

Duane, PT, DPT, CSMT | Facility Manager, Lincoln NE:

My mother was a 40 year teacher. Three -of many- things I learned from her:

1. Education is forever. Never stop learning.
2. There should always be time for family in your life.
3. Treat all people with respect regardless of their status or role.

Barbie, Office Coordinator Float | Southeast Wisconsin

My mother, Sandy, has given me SO much advice over my 30 years of life but there are two important pieces I choose to live by. Mom says you are to always be grateful for what you have and what you are able to do. She also has promoted my curiosity and thirst for knowledge by challenging each of us to learn something new every day for it to be a successful day. Happy Mother’s Day 2019 to the World’s Greatest Mother!

We appreciate all of this advice from the women who have had such a huge influence on all of our lives. Please share the best advice your mom gave you in the comment section below.

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Athletico!

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