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5 ways moms teach life lessons everyday

Moms are always in the news doing different things. And they're teaching valuable life lessons as they do it.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: July 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm •  Published: July 5, 2014

Are there life lessons that moms can teach us?

Why, yes, of course.

In recent weeks, mothers have made the news for a number of reasons -- and given us some valuable advice in the process.

Here are six things we've learned from their examples:

Find the lesson in everything.

Life can get in the way of things. We all know that. And sometimes, kids have to grow up without a father. So was the case with Derek Williams, who recently wrote for NPR about how his mother taught him how to be a good person.

“My mom was this incredible woman who provided for us, made sure we ate, made sure we always had a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs,” Williams wrote. “She busted her rump to do that.”

Williams now has a new way to carry himself into adulthood. He can use the lessons from his mother and learn from the mistakes of his dad, he wrote.

“Because I've had to learn how to become a man in such a roller-coaster way, I have the luxury of being able to pick and choose from the way my mom was trying to raise me into this man and to learn from my father's mistakes,” William wrote.

It comes back around.

Supporting others may seem like a one-way street sometimes. But there’s always a chance someone will have your back when you need it most. That was the case in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where a woman named Carol Flynn helped a stranger in line pay for diapers, Today reported.

“I thought, ‘If she needs diapers, she must have a little one.’ Little ones are close to your heart when you’re a grandmother” said Flynn.

Follow your instincts.

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