I love this list of “Things My Mom Taught Me” Simple Lovely put on her blog last week– which led me to think about what the lessons my own mom has taught me. Like how fresh flowers make everything better, and that it’s ok to be different (hence her emerald wedding band she recently passed on to me). How you should travel as much as you can–the world is a big, big place. And, to write three pages every morning before you do anything else (I rarely accomplish this). Above all though, she taught me that where there is a will there’s a way.