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My mom was a no-nonsense lawyer with a heart of gold. Her tongue however, was not made of silver (as they say). She told it like it is. Still does. I’m sure she’d agree with the rule that…
‘No gift until after you write the thank-you note.’
My mom was BIG on thank-you notes. In her mind, it was the height of rudeness to fail to recognize when somebody had sent you a gift. So every Christmas, before we got to actually play with the toys our relatives sent us, we had to sit down and write our thank-you notes.
Years later, I learned that she always applied the same principles in her sales job. Whenever a store manager cut a special order, or allowed her to rearrange the shelf layout, or did anything that made her job easier, she wrote a personal note and mailed it, on exact the same day.

via Sales Lessons My Mom Taught Me.
Other lessons she taught me were about thinking before I opened my mouth, treating everyone like I wanted to be treated and finally about how important friendships were. Here’s to you on Mother’s Day mom!
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