19 Things Our Moms Taught Us, as Told by Lorelai Gilmore

We have so much to thank our mothers for. They're the ones, after all, who taught us how to be independent, kind and wise, and they've shown us everything from how to curl our lashes to how to fend for ourselves in the real world. In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, here are some of the best pieces of motherly advice we've ever received, as told by our favorite TV mom, Lorelai from Gilmore Girls.

1. Pretty is as pretty does.

2. Never show up at someone's home empty-handed.


3. Roll with the punches.

4. Don't let others determine your worth.

5. Take pride in your appearance.

6. Don’t put anything on the Internet that you wouldn’t want your future employer or children to see.

7. Organize your thoughts and feelings before speaking.

8. Allow yourself to have your own dreams and chase them.

9. Don’t give away what you cannot afford to lose emotionally, physically or financially.

10. Happiness is a choice.

11. Honesty is the best policy.

12. Envy is a natural but wasted emotion unless it makes you inspired or motivated.

13. Always say please and thank you.

14. Set your own boundaries and stick to them.

15. This too shall pass.

16. Not everything has to be perfect; sometimes "good enough" is good enough.

17. Don’t judge others; it only reflects on you.

18. You can’t get respect unless you give it first.

19. Have faith in something or someone and keep your heart open.