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14 Tips from My 80+ Grandmother

Nearly 90, my Grandma is going strong. She is my mom's mom. I am already feeling sad because, I may lose her one day. Many of my values, habits were hard-coded in me by my grandma. Nowadays, I wonder how many young kids have the opportunity to listen to grandma's stories every night. I have learnt so much from her and here are the tips that she has told us from time-to-time and I try to practise every day.

1. Travel and see new places because that is the only way you will learn about others. The bonus is  that you will discover more about yourself.

2. Keep faith in God, but prepare well for school exams. You won't probably get good grades because of prayers, but you might not fall sick on the exam day.

3. When you go in a group (cinema/hotel), always pay for yourself. This will avoid conflicts/heartbreaks later.

4. Read something every day, choose any subject and read.

5. Do not eat junk food (you know the ones, the biscuits, fried etc). Don't.

6. When something is wrong, say so. Say 'I am sorry' with utmost sincerity. You might escape from punishments, perhaps.

7. Spend time talking with your mother, even if you are very busy.

8. Say good things about people. People like to hear good things. Be honest and say only if you mean it.

9. Eat breakfast. Once a day, in the morning (within 4 hours of the sunrise).

10. Spend some time in the garden or a park.

11. Do NOT do anything 'for your friends'. If you do not wish to do something, no one can talk (blackmail) you into doing that.

12. Go to bed early and rise early. You will get more  out of every day.

13. You don't need to worry about anything. If something is not in your control, there is no use worrying about it. If something is in your control, then you do something about it.

And the most important tip that she told me about living longer (more than 100 years, perhaps). It's about what you eat and how you eat.

14. 'Carefully choose what you eat. If your body doesn't accept, do not try to stuff it in. Eat what your body can cope up with. Do not eat in large quantities just because you like the taste.'

Comments

Anonymous said…
Will have breakfast everyday! Thanks for the tip.
Anonymous said…
Wow! Grandmothers are always fun, aren't they? Especially when they offer their sweet advice!My grandmom is a sweetheart too! She is 86 now! Well, i really wonder if we people can live up to a 70, let alone 90! I sometimes envy the way they would have lived!

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