“God couldn’t be everywhere so he created mothers.” So goes a Jewish proverb. We set out to celebrate moms on Mothers day this year by offering our customers a free scarf with the purchase of ladies shoes.
For our social media platform, we ran a contest on Facebook and Twitter dubbed Mama Knows Best. Share with us, went the instructions, a life lesson you learnt from your mum that you still live by to this day. There were prizes to be won(see some photos of the winners). Here are some of the things those who participated said they had learned from their mums. Gems. Priceless bits of wisdom..
Daniel K Mwangi : “Do what you can today and if you delegate a task and it’s still not done, don’t complain. Do it yourself. You will live a happy life.”
Sophia Ndunge: My late mother taught me that a woman is the center of her family, she got to know where to get the best for her family – keeping everyone’s needs, styles, preferences and tastes in mind.
Jane Janine Omondi-Awalla : Dearest Mom taught me to always smile n take challenges positively as stress makes you age faster.. and to eat healthy too! This has worked for her as she’s now in her 50′s n still got her good looks n you’d think she’s 30! I live by the same rule n find it working well for me too! I’m married now n most people still think I’m a school gal! “keep those wrinkles away. . smile. . .”, says Mom.
Fridah Murithi : “It is by your own sweat that u will enjoy freedom”.
Eve Lynn : “If u want the best, sometimes u have to risk”.
Krishna Lakhani : “No matter who the other person is always respect them the way you want to be respected.”
Maaria Essak : “True beauty is a combination of outward appearance and inner values.”
Alexis Lina-Lin : “Nothing is forever,work very hard and do what you love.”
Jackie Stany : “You should never look down upon others since you never know if you will be at the same place you are today the next day. Show respect to everyone you meet.”
Joy Mecha : My late mum(R.I.P) taught me to live well with house assistants i used to do the dishes while she does the house now i’m a mother and still practice the same the result is she takes good care of my son.
June Jebet Migui : “Never settle for less than you deserve.”
Faith Ondeng’ : “Always carry your own bedding (bed sheets) when going to visit.”
Humble Joseh : Do not do things for granted, think the aftermath before you do anything.
“If you’re not sure about an outfit.. Change.”
“Forgive people even when i have reasons not to.”
“Never rush out across the road. It clears up eventually.” – @michellemartins
“Baby, no matter how tough you feel or think you are, always try and get home early.”
“Do not visit your neighbors too often.”
“You are responsible for the actions you take .”- @Gitalry
“Urembo ni usafi. ” (Beauty is cleanliness)
“Tithe! Even that 50bob aunty gave you.”
“When it’s cold…Wear that sweater. You are still my child, I can spank you.”
“Peel you fruits no matter how clean they seem.”
“ Never walk away from challenges before proving it’s not worth it.” – @WanjikuMwaurah
Whenever we were invited for lunch or dinner mama would say. ‘Eat first before we leave. Don’t you dare embarass me!’
“Always wear good underwear. You never know when you’ll fall down.” O_o – @JeriMasala