by Jen Sexton
Our ancestors are filled with so much knowledge and life experience. My grandmother passed away in 2003. We were close. I spent many weeks each summer with her, listening to her, watching her, learning from her. I miss my grandmother everyday but I am so grateful for the things she taught me while she was here. Today, I am feeling compelled to share the following with you…
The Top 10 Things my Grandmother Taught Me:
- It is beyond important to use hand moisturizer daily. My grandmother, aunt and mom have hands that cannot be forgotten. To think about their hands now makes me smile.
- Even when it feels like the world is coming down around you, one person’s smile can change your entire outlook.
- Laugh often and easily, especially at yourself.
- It is as important to tell your friends how much they mean to you as it is to tell your family. Friends can move mountains.
- Be generous with your money and time.
- Don’t serve microwavable pancakes. Although convenient, they’re really chewy and they taste terrible.
- Sometimes the smallest token makes the biggest impact.
- Living should be a bigger priority than making aliving. Don’t worry about what society thinks is right. Your own lived experience is the best teacher.
- Keeping your keys on a spiral plastic wristlet may not look so cool, but makes you the most popular grandma in town to kids.
- Unconditional love is the greatest gift you can ever give.