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The Best Advice is Mom's


Right Angle celebrates Mother’s Day with some of our own mothers’ words of wisdom. These are the women who helped us become the people we are today, and we want to thank them, not just today but every day.

Brooke, our new brand manager and mother of two sweet girls, tells us how she shares her mother’s wise words with her own daughters. “My mother always told me that she would rather I be happy and imperfect than perfect and unhappy. I now shorten that phrase for my girls to ‘bravery over perfection.’ ”

Our copywriter, Sarah, shares a special memory. “I learned more from what Momma did than from what Momma said. She was the lady who kept candy in her purse (and paper & crayons) to have on hand for antsy children in the doctor’s waiting room or the grocery checkout line. Kindness, patience, generosity and encouragement: these I learned from her.”

Amanda and Naomi, our graphic designers/art directors here at Right Angle, have two takeaways from their moms: tenacity and a buoyant spirit.

My mom tells me, “There is nothing you cannot do,” says Amanda. “If you don't know how to do something, there is always a way to figure it out.”

“My mom always helps me think about situations in a different light, usually a more positive one. And she always finds the good in every situation,” says Naomi. “So maybe that is her ‘advice’ — to find the good in every situation, or that there is something good in every situation. You just have to look for it or look at it from a different perspective.”

Harlie’s mother always encourages her to live her best life — and often has suggestions about how to do that. “My mom is one of those moms who always has an idea. I see her face light up when she says, ‘You know what you should do?’ Although I may roll my eyes sometimes, I have to remember that she only wants to enhance my life and make it brighter.”

Rosemary remembers her mother’s advice and motivation: “Always be yourself” and “Do I need to tell your father?” We’re betting that a lot of moms have said the latter, because who has your back more than mom?

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Thank you for giving us direction — and lighting the way.


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