As part of our Mother’s Day coverage we asked our readers for the best advice they ever received from their mothers and the “pearls of wisdom” flowed like a river. Here are some of the ones that resonated the most with us and our readers too …

“Love many, trust few, but always be self-reliant” @haeraaa, Instagram

“You’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression. When in doubt of the dress code, it’s always better to be overdressed – you’ll never know who you might meet today!” @xoxotw3

“Wear the new garment you’ve bought as soon as possible, so you won’t feel so bad if you see it on offer after you’ve bought it … at least you’ve worn it already.” @lifeartsg, Instagram

“Remember who I represent as my actions reflect upon those around me, so it’s important to keep emotions in check.” @plxplxplx, Instagram.

But the winning piece that touched our hearts came from @joeywongxy. Her mum gave her the freedom to make her own decisions, a trait which is sometimes rare.

Joey Wong won a shopping experience for her mum’s quote which included a $200 Robinsons shopping voucher and a personal consultation with a Robinsons Personal Shopper, a bouquet from Van Fleur, a pampering nail session from Vedure spa and last, but not least, a delectable time at Costa Coffee.