Advice from Your Elders

You might not think that advice from your elders is (always) helpful…

but, it is usually quite “spot on” in spite of how annoying that it is true.

  • Say please and thank you.
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • Hold the door for the person behind you.
  • Shake hands with people you are introduced to at work, at an event or in a friendly setting (not necessary for doing so with random people on the street, however.)
  • Send thank you notes (hmmm, that reminds me, I have to write a couple.)
  • Invite friends to dinner and be sure to show up early and stay late.
  • Have new people join the group to keep it fresh.
  • Read more than you think you have time to do.
  • Take time for yourself.
  • Don’t “hide your light under a bushel basket” (my Nana grew up on a farm, but that’s not where she heard it first.)
  • You can do anything you set your mind to do.
  • Try something before you shake salt on it.
  • You can be anything you want to be.
  • Offer to help and be specific with what you can handle, want to do and have the time to do when it is needed.
  • Eat breakfast every day. (I don’t always follow this…)

I am sure that you have other ideas and topics you can think of right away – but these are just a few that are worth sharing – even if I have shared before.

In addition, you would not think that advice from your elders would be from your siblings who are just a few years older. But, still – be sure to follow their lead and guidance – it is worth more than you would think.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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