When I was a child my Grandma sat me down on her lap and told me something very important.
She said ‘growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional’.
It’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever had, and honestly, she’s right.
We all have to get older, but that doesn’t mean we have to let our age define us and how we behave. After all, while I may be old, I’ve never been this age before. So how on Earth am I suppose to know how to act?
Just because we are getting older, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun!
They say you are only as old as you feel, so if you still feel like that crazy 21-year-old girl you once were, why should you let a few wrinkles and a bad hip stop you from re-living your youth?
Age is just a state of mind after all!
Getting of older is a sign that you’ve lived life, so of course, you know a few things about it.
You know that you should never take a job just for the money, you understand the importance of family and friends, but you also know the importance of happiness.
Most people totally disregard what their grandparents or an elderly person says, because ‘they’re old’.
But that could be the worst decision of your life.
Take some advice from me, listen to your grandparents, because their advice with stay with you your whole life.
Here are some brilliant pieces of advice from some very wise grandmas.
1. Take A Drink
— Mrs. Dick Slippers (@Tiffanyk_07) March 4, 2017
I’m all for the taking a bath and drink whiskey, but I’m not too keen on the drowning yourself part.
2. Butterflies In Your Stomach
Marry the someone who gives you the same feeling you get when you see your food coming at a restaurant #GrandmaAdvice
— 3 Golden Sisters (@3goldensisters) February 16, 2016
This is a sound piece of advice. I do like feeling loved, and I rarely feel more loved than when I see my food arriving at a restaurant.
3. Single Dog Parent
“Here’s what you need to ask yourself. Who would you want to own a dog with?” #advicefromgrandma
— caitlin (@cstuckey1D) May 13, 2016
Hmm, I’d like to have a dog with George Clooney, but sadly I’m stuck with my husband!
4. Pushing Your Luck
Men: Can’t live with ’em, can’t push ’em down a flight of stairs. #GrandmaAdvice
— not joan cusack (@ellaquencex) January 4, 2016
Well, you can, but you probably can’t do it without getting arrested…
5. Smart Investment
Your lifestyle, health, and relationship should be a smart investment. #grandmaadvice
— Kala Faleola (@kalafaleola) September 11, 2017
After all, if you can’t live with yourself, who can you live with?
6. Get Married All Ready
— Damarisorus Rex (@d_a_m_a_r_i_s__) April 22, 2017
If you’ve ever needed a reason to get married, here’s a good reason.
7. Sloopy Joes
— Amanda Kohlhopper (@IBeBubs) June 29, 2012
Well, that’s a lovely and depressing though. Thanks, Grandma!
8. Dating Material
“You need to find yourself a very rich old man with a heart problem.” #AdviceFromGrandma
— Bre (@breekuxhaus) November 28, 2015
Then you’ll finally find a man your Grandma approves of!