Excerpts from Page 63

Mama Used to Say: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: A Legacy of Words Worth Preserving from One Generation to Another by Joyce Digby Nelson, Ed.D.

Excerpts from Page 63:

Don’t Shine a Light in a Dark Place
Mama didn’t waste time doing things that had no purpose or no
value to our family. She believed going down a dead-end street
five times was not going to produce a path for you to go
through. If a situation looks bleak from the start, then don’t
engage in it.

If You Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Mama constantly reminded us to let nothing stop us from
achieving our dreams. Prepare for the worst and hope for the

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