I wrote this piece on June 29. Nine days later, mom had a stroke. She is doing great — amazing, actually. I mention it here as a historical footnote of sorts. The timing of the original writing was…uncanny. Suffice it to say that we are all extra grateful to be celebrating our mom this year! Today is a special day in the Turori family. Today we celebrate the birth of the woman who is the glue that holds us together. If you’ve ever thought of me (or any of my siblings) as a kind or responsible or just decent human, you can thank my mom. To honor the best person I know, here are five of the best life lessons I have learned from her.