What is the most valuable piece of advice you've ever received from a parent or grandparent?
I had a typical mother-daughter relationship with my mother when I was in my teens. I know I drove her nuts. I was sure she just didn't understand how things really were because she grew up in another era. I remember her telling me that the shoe would be on the other foot one day and THEN I would finally get it. She was right. My kids used to have the same argument..when we're young we don't recognize the love that goes into telling us no. We only recognize it when we are faced with doing the same for our own children.
Education is everything. It is what I live for now. Studying what I like.
My great-grandmother was watching me peel potatoes one day. It reminded her of a time her kids peeled potatoes. Her kids had peeled them with knives and cut off so much of the potatoes with the skin, there was barely any potatoe left. She said, she made the kids repeel the potatoe pieces off of the skins they had wasted. I still remember this story 25 years later, when I peel potatoes. It was a lesson of wasting. I make sure I do very little wasting in everything I do.
Isn't it amazing how something that seems like a "small" moment, turns into a lesson that applies to a huge area of our lives? I learned the same kind of waste not, want not lessons from my own grandparents who had lived through the Depression.
My Mother was a remarkable woman. I admired her so much. She shared so many important bits of information with me through the years.. Like always wear clean, non-holey underwear when you go out, in case you are in an accident. (I'm sure a lot us have heard that.)
But the most important thing she taught me was unspoken. She taught me to be patient.
I never saw her become impatient with anyone unless they were harming someone or something. Otherwise, she would repeat and redo directions when teaching the learner something until they 'got it.'
That is a lesson I try to keep with me each day.
I tend to get a lot of anxiety about things, whether it's something big or small. My dad always reminded me that everything in life requires some kind of balance, that I didn't need to always go to extremes when making decisions. The most notable thing he always reminds me of though is that God doesn't give us more than we can handle, even if it seems like it's beyond our ability to cope with.
The best advice I have ever received from both my parents and grandparents is to always educate myself. No matter what, never stop learning. Both my grandparents and my father, before they passed away, told me and my siblings to always continue learning. My mom is always telling me to learn new things, as it may help me find my place in this world.
The best piece of advice I have ever received is simply this, "The only thing you can count on in life is change, everything changes, you either change with it or you get left behind”. Now that being said I have learned that it is true on many different levels. Sometimes the change happens so rapidly it is surprising, other changes happen over time and like a frog in water being brought to a boil one degree at a time by the time you realize what is happening it is too late. So keep your eyes and ears open and keep an open mind you just might catch a wave. Peace
Not to fear growing old because life is only like taking a bath the longer you are in it the wrinkly you get
Follow your dreams even if it isn't possible , I also have a complicated relationship with my mother, it's normal for teens!
"Just be you and let them be them" My daddy would tell me that when I tried to fit in at school. Now as an adult I keep that in my mind when dealing with rude critics or people in general.
Pick a job that combines your talents and your interests. You don't have to make a career out of your hobby; you may not make money at it and you may lose your passion for it doing it for pay. Picking a job for the money for which you have little talent will cause you to do poorly, and be paid poorly too.
If you like art and are good at it, you do not have to be an artist - you could be an art appraiser, interior decorator or graphic designer. If you enjoy sports, you do not have to be a professional player; selling tickets, working in their advertising department, selling gear or handling back office for the team would be fun.
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