Nowadays many of us (young people) resent the pieces of advice given by our grannies. If you open your eyes and think broader, you’ll understand that these words are real pearls of wisdom. Not even Google or other search engines will give you all valuable and frank information, but your grandparents are mega experienced people in your life who really want to help you become happy and avoid fatal mistakes.
Check out a few wise pieces of advice from grandparents. To me these sacred words are the main principles of my life.
1. Don’t burn bridges
This huge world is actually small and interconnected. Don’t burn bridges, no matter how tempted you might be, because you never know how many times you’ll have to cross the same river. Always try to stay in good relations with people you know, because once I’ll have to cooperate with them again. This wonderful piece of advice is the key to building a good reputation in society. Furthermore, it often happens that people you dislike or hate due to some failures from the past can help you more than those who seem to be your best friends.
2. The fire of burned bridges may light your way to success
Bad bridges need to be burned in order to get rid of negativity and enemies who keep you away from you happiness. I do agree that there’s no point in continuing a negative relationship once you’re out the door. If the person has already shown the true face, you should be sure that nothing will change for better.
3. Keep money for rainy days
Life is an unpredictable thing and you never know when the sun will come out again to cover you with the sunshine. Always keep some money for the rainy days in spite of stable incomes.
4. Laugh as much as possible
Nowadays smiles and laughter are the best medicine from stress and pain. I find humor unique because it’s absolutely free and you cannot buy a frank and funny laughter. You can easily improve your mood and help others to smile in return. It’s surprising, but laughter is infectious, because many people cannot resist the sound of a roaring laughter. Smiles often bind people together and bring their minds and bodies into a balance. Plus, humor lightens your burdens and increases intimacy and happiness. Always use laughter and smiles as the best diplomatic trick to handle difficult situations. I want to admit that it really works.
My dear grandma says it’s ok to cry when you are disappointed about something. Once I’ve tried and now I realize that crying is an essential part of my mental well-being. Crying is not the sign of your weakness, but the ability to feel and experience different emotions. It releases stress hormones and toxins from your body. Furthermore, it gives relief to your heart and soul.
6. Do your favorite things
Always be brave enough to follow your dreams. I support the idea that the love to do things you adore cannot be forced. It’s desirable to find things you are passionate about and develop in this direction.
I hope these pearls of wisdom given by my (and maybe your) grandparents will help you somehow.