They say with age comes wisdom, and there’s no doubt we can all learn a lot from our elders, especially ones in our own family. Grandparents are an endless source of good (and sometimes bad) advice, and a new poll reveals some of the best advice they’ve ever offered.
The survey by Home Health Care Shoppe finds that folks learn six useful skills from their grandparents growing up, with how to be thankful being the top lesson learned (62%). Another top skill learned is how to cook (53%), followed by how to clean (41%), and how to be smart with money (40%).
As for what we appreciate most about our grandparents, their love, obviously, tops the list (71%), followed by their stories (61%), their cooking skills (55%), and their wisdom/advice (55%). As for the best advice they’ve ever given, the top ten includes:
- Don't grow up too fast.
- Don't take your family for granted
- Don't be afraid to fail or lose at anything you chose to do in life.
- If you are not 10 minutes early you're late
- To always feel my emotions and not to bottle them up inside
- Write everything down
- You can learn a lot by keeping quiet and watching
- You never get a second chance at a first impression
- Live by your words and stand by it
- If something doesn't feel right with you, then it's not right at all
Source: SWNS Digital