Our body image can be influenced by many things, but perhaps none is more important than what we learn from our mothers.
"I remember my mom once finding a gray hair," Savannah Guthrie said as part of TODAY's #LoveYourSelfie series. "When I asked if she wanted me to pluck it, she said, 'No way! I earned it!'"
What did your mom teach you about body image and aging gracefully? Let us know using #LoveYourSelfie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and visit here for all the stories from the ongoing series.
TODAY fans have already shared some amazing advice:
Ruthy Harrison: "My mom passed when I was only 29 however she told me that what I see in the mirror is only a reflection however what shines through my eyes is my true beauty."
Sarah Moore: "It doesn't matter what other people think of you as long as you love yourself!"
Chris Wade: "My mother taught me that every age is wonderful and you can be beautiful forever. I am 62 and I look in the mirror and I am happy with what I see. She said I was responsible everything in my life, including how I age. She was right. And yes, I dye my hair because I can. I love me and I love the woman I have become. Thank you mom!"
Lore Hilz: "The laugh lines around your eyes is the memory of how many laughs you had with your life. Appreciate the laugh lines you have and don't change a thing."
Laura Vancil: "I was tall in high school ~ 5' 8" ~ My Momma taught me to never slouch and to stand with my shoulders back and head up ~ to this very day I am told constantly what great posture I have and I am 56 years old!! Thanks Momma!"
Nancy Michels Domagalski: "My Mom always used to say, "The only people that care about your weight are your pallbearers, and by then you won't care. So don't worry about it!""
Pat Whitaker: "Pretty is as pretty does"
Julia Hager Tagliere: "My mom died suddenly at age 57. In life, she wore little to no makeup, kept her hair short and fuss-free, because she cared more about other things like teaching, exploring, and living than she did about primping and fussing over her looks. What I learned from losing her so young was that she was absolutely right. It's how you live life that makes you beautiful, at any age."