I must confess: I was always a spirited child. I had a healthy respect for authority, but was intent on learning lessons for myself, which meant I was often resistant to heeding my mother’s advice. I must have been quite a source of frustration for her, but I have since grown to value her words.

There is nothing quite like becoming a mother to make you appreciate your own mother. I can already hear her words in my advice and admonitions to my daughter, and I can only imagine that she felt the same way about her mother. It makes me wonder how many generations of women in my family and beyond have spoken these words: wisdom handed down from generation to generation.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some of the best advice that my mother has given me. Aside from “You’ll look better in a perm”, she was usually right.


1. If it’s not food, keep it out of your mouth.

2. Stay out of the sun.

3. People like you more when you smile.

4. If it were easy, everyone would do it.

5. Surround yourself with good people. They will inspire you to do more with yourself.

6. Treat your face like it's the only one you've got. Never go to bed without washing your face.

7. Strive to always be a grateful person. Be kind, be happy; beauty starts at the heart.
 

To my mother: thank you for everything that you've done to make me who I am today. I was listening all along, even if it didn't always seem that way.

To my TATCHA friends: what's the best advice that your mother ever gave you? And do you find yourself passing it on to your own children?

 

Always,

Vicky

Victoria Tsai
Chief Treasure Hunter

published May 2013

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