My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-51

mom's rules

Today’s tip for Amazingness:

It Turns out your Mom was Right!

40 Things Mom was right about

Have you every seen the movie Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events?  Meryl Streep plays and eccentric, paranoid woman who is always telling the children to be careful and stay away from things like glass door knobs, the gas stove etc. because terrible things will happen.  Eventually every single one of the things she was afraid of happened followed by an exclamation of “Noooo waaayyy” by one of the children.  Well, we aren’t talking about terrible things like that but you might find that as you age you realize your mom was right and it may have been as stunning a revelation as theirs was.  “Noooo waaayyyy, mom was right”!!
My parents are divorced and remarried giving me double parents, double momisms!  Each year of my life I appreciate momisms more and more, because I realize they are true, mom was right!!!! Nooo waaaay!
As we get older we begin to realize that our parents actually knew something and appreciate the wisdom; it is part of what gives us our own momisms, or dadisms, or youisms.  Here are a few from my life.  I left out the stranger ones and they are probably not going to turn out to be true, but now I know not to judge, time will tell!

40 things mom was right about:

  1. Put a little lipstick on, it adds color to your face
  2. Wear sunscreen
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Get a good nights sleep
  5. Take a jacket
  6. Go to the bathroom before you leave
  7. It’ll get better before you get married
  8. Take care of your feet and teeth, they have to last a lifetime
  9. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.  This one was very popular with one mom! Used whenever I said “I wish…”
  10. If bullfrogs had wings, they wouldn’t go around bumping their butts all day.  Usually said when I said “If…”
  11. Mind your Manners
  12. Write thank you notes
  13. Dress up a little when you are feeling down
  14. Kill them with kindness
  15. It isn’t the end of the world
  16. Don’t holler till your hurt
  17. Intelligent people never get bored – in other words, you’re smart figure out something to do!
  18. It only takes a second to do it right the first time
  19. To hold onto something sometimes you have to let it go
  20. Pray first
  21. For every end there is a new beginning
  22. Share
  23. Play nice
  24. Do your best
  25. Just Have fun
  26. To never try is to fail
  27. Count your blessings
  28. Don’t count your eggs before they hatch
  29. You can do anything you set your mind to
  30. Be courteous
  31. Don’t lie
  32. Let others go first
  33. Don’t interrupt
  34. Life isn’t always fair
  35. You’ll understand when you are older
  36. Never stop dreaming
  37. Never stop learning
  38. Look it up.  I asked a lot of questions and this was the answer, but as a result it bread a love of learning.  It is so much better to “look it up” then to be handed the answer.
  39. Get a good night’s sleep
  40. You are what you eat

Double moms, double momisms!

What life lessons have you learned from your parents?  I recommend taking a little time to reflect on, maybe write down the tidbits your parents have passed down and see how many you think are true and if you gain a new appreciation for your parents as a result.

My journey to amazing:

My Shaklee Life: My husband and I love having a Shaklee business. We enjoy the income it brings in, but more than that we really love the fact that every day I get to help someone else be healthier and help them be their best version of themselves. We love what Shaklee means to the environment and community as well!  In our journey to amazing I – Lisa intend to grow my business and help more people and have fun in the process. If you’d like to learn more about Shaklee email us at

“Like” My Shaklee Life Facebook page and learn health and fitness tips as well as more about Shaklee.

My Life of Well Being: It is my determination to be more fit, and develop healthy holistic attitudes towards my health and my body.  I choose to do this through education, exercise, caring for myself, and healthy eating and Shaklee.

Here is my Shaklee 180 fitness plan.  If you you’d like to join me ask me about becoming a member and having access to the 180 fitness plan, meal plans and nutrition guides.

Every morning I drink a Life Shake and take a Life Strip- Strip and Shake!

My 180 Fitness Program:

Monday & Thursday: Upper

Tuesday & Friday: Core

Wednesday & Saturday: Lower

I also add in Yoga and Tai Chi and Dolphin Pushups -oof and walking!

What is 180?  Take a look at this video, but take note that the 180 shake has been upgraded and improved to the new Life Shake.

What motivates you? Reply and share your motivating tricks and tips.


I would love it if you would join my team either as a customer or a business builder! Here is a short video about the Shaklee Opportunity and please visit my website at

 100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!

What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days? This blog is a journey, an exercise in learning ways to be the best me, I can be and to help you be the best you, you can be while I’m at it!

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

All photography is by me. Feel free to share, but I ask that you credit the photo to my Lisa Wright Burbach.  To see more of my photos visit my flickr site and Instagram listed to the right.  I also have some photography on Pinterest.


One thought on “My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-51

  1. It's the Thought That Counts says:

    LOL Yep, I recognize those momisms because they came from my Mom. Makes you wonder how many she got from her Mom, and so on. It’s nice to know that children actually heard what was being told to them, even if it took a few years to sink in. I guess “good things come to those who wait”. 🙂

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