Mar 14, 2013

prudent advice.

Grandma Mary always has the neatest finds. If you are a woman, I highly recommend "Prudent Advice" for an addition to your library collection. Not only does this contain a list of 500 modern  'wisdoms', it's a pretty good laugh as you think how true her advice is. Not to mention how adorable it is just to look at. 

So you should buy it. Do it, do it! You won't regret it. 

Jaime Morrison Curtis
^I made it that easy for you^

A few of my favorite...

Give lots of hugs to everyone you care for.

Don't hit people. 
You will probably learn this when you are older, but for now just take my word for it that it won't help you get your way.
(uh-hum, note to self.)

Learn how to take a compliment.
Gracefully. Although being self-deprecating can be humorous, a genuine compliment deserves a genuine thank-you. Brushing off a positive observation isn't being humble; it speaks to an inner insecurity. Brush off enough compliments, and you'll find you stop getting them.

If you can, grow some of your own food.
Planting vegetables is good clear-your-head time. Then nurturing and harvesting them- with dirty hands and green all around you- is rewarding in a way few things are.

If you love someone, tell them.
And tell them often. It's a wonderful feeling to be reminded that you are loved. 

Accept Chivalry
...He knew I was perfectly capable of the simple task of opening a door; he just wanted to do it for me!... This is what's known as gallantry. Know that you aren't entitled to it, and you can't expect it, but in those rare cases when you find it beating down your door, embrace it!

There's no need to curse excessively.
An occasional outburst isn't the end of the world, but ordinarily there are better ways to get your point across. Your great-great-grandfather would say that people who curse have small vocabularies.

Pack a bathing suit.
You never know when the opportunity to swim might present itself.

Being intelligent, beautiful, wealthy, talented, witty, or powerful is meaningless if you are not also kind.

Drink water. It's good for your skin, it's delicious, and you will feel a teensy bit better every time you do it.

When fresh flowers start to wilt, cut their stems and put them in tiny vases.

Have picnics.
What could be better than a picnic?

Groom your toes before wearing open-toed shoes.
It's thoughtful to others who have to see your feet.

There's a trick to being happy when you're not.
Whatever negativity you are experiencing, be the opposite. If you feel frustrated, act patient; if you feel reserved, act boisterous, if you feel detached, act connected. You'll find the challenge alone is enough to distract you from your pain, but more important, the change in your behavior will change your state of mind.

Look at the Sky.
We often overlook the soothing blue canopy that encircles our little world. It's shocking how many days can go by before you notice it up there. Take comfort in it.

If you aren't sure of the dress code, you'll feel better and make a better impression if you're overdressed rather than under.

Okay, so way more than a few! But other then "#193. Leggings are not pants." I agree with all her wonderful, cute advice! This book deserves a place on your book shelf. And I always love a good read. Thanks, Grandma Mary!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your book review!! I think you inspired everyone to read it! You are a wonderful young lady!! We love you!!


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