20 Important Life Lessons I Learned From My Grandmother

Positive Quote 20 Important Life Lessons I Learned From My Grandmother

What’s the most important life lesson you’ve learned from your Grandmother?

1. Always treat people with respect.

Positive Quote I was raised to show respect.

I was raised to show EVERYONE respect. Treat all people with respect, and everyone will treat you the same. Don’t ever disrespect anyone, especially your teachers, parents, and grandparents. Don’t ever look down on others, because you never know when roles can change.

2. Manners are important.

Positive Quote Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. - Clarence Thomas.

My grandmother taught me the importance of manners. Being polite, saying please and thank you, not interrupting others when they speak, thinking before talking, and behaving yourself are some of the things that were very important in our family. Sadly, too many people no longer care about good manners nowadays.

3. Spend wisely.

Positive Quote Just because you can buy it, doesn't mean you should.

My grandma taught me to always spend my money wisely. To think before I buy something. To always ask myself: do I really need this? Even though she isn’t rich, she’s always managed to save money, by being very wise about her spending.

4. Family is important.

Positive Quote No matter where life takes you, always keep in touch with family.

In my family, we were all raised to value our connections. We keep in touch with most relatives because we strongly believe in the importance of a family, and when we’re all together… we’re a huge clan. Sure, we have our differences, and we sometimes disagree, but we put every conflict behind us because we’re family.

5. Think before you speak.

Positive Quote Choose your words wisely.

Once the words are out, you can no longer take them back. And while they can be forgiven, they will never be forgotten. My grandma taught me to always think well before I say anything, especially when I’m angry and when I think I’m right. 

6. Be smart.

Positive Quote All our actions have consequences.

My grandma taught me to choose with my brain, not my heart. Don’t make rash decisions, make smart ones. She taught me to think things through. To choose my battles wisely. To weigh up the pros and cons, and think about the consequences.

7. Hard work builds character.

Positive Quote Hard work pays off.

My grandma doesn’t believe in luck. She taught me that to achieve success, you have to work for it. She’s always had more respect for someone who worked hard, than for the billionaire who inherited everything or won the lottery.

8. Don't air your dirty laundry in public.

Positive Quote We don't wash our dirty laundry in public.

My grandma taught me to never discuss my private issues in public. If we’re going to argue, we’ll do it at home, because it’s no one else’s business. 

9. Gossip is for people who lack character.

Positive Quote Small minds discuss people.

My grandma never gossips and if someone tries to drag her into gossiping, she respectfully asks them to stop. She always believed this is a habit for simple people who lack character, intelligence, and manners.

10. Moderation is key.

Positive Quote Everything in moderation, with occasional excess.

My grandma taught me to enjoy everything but in moderation. Drink, but not too much. Party, but not too often. Work, but take your breaks. Love, but don’t lose your head. Moderation is key.

11. The importance of discipline.

Positive Quote Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.

My grandma taught me that no matter how brilliant and motivated you are, you won’t be able to succeed if you’re not also disciplined. Discipline yourself, or the world will do it for you.

12. No one but you is responsible for your happiness.

Positive Quote You are responsible for your own happiness.

Never blame others for your failure or unhappiness. My grandma taught me that each of us is responsible for our own happiness and success.

13. Always speak the truth.

Positive Quote Integrity is everything.

My grandma taught me to always speak the truth, keep my word, and do the right thing. No matter how educated, rich, or famous you are, it’s how you treat people that describes you.

14. Don't take yourself too seriously.

Positive Quote Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

Being responsible and serious is important, but so is having fun. At the end of the day, we remember the times we laughed, the moments spent with friends, and the days we had fun with the people we love the most.

15. All problems have solutions.

Positive Quote To every problem, there is a most simple solution.

All problems have solutions, we just have to find them. Don’t panic, don’t despair, clear your head and use your brain to find the way out. 

16. Always take care of your health.

Positive Quote Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

My grandma taught me to treat my body with respect because it’s the only one I have. Always take good care of your health, and you will live a long, happy life.

17. The secret to a happy marriage is respect.

Positive Quote It takes respect to make a marriage last.

My grandparents have been married for more than 60 years. They have overcome many obstacles and life hasn’t always been easy for them, but together they made it through everything. When I asked them what their secret was, they both said it was the respect they had for each other.

18. Success isn't measured by the money you have.

Positive Quote Success is not in what you have but in who you are.

A successful person is not someone rich, but someone fair, honest, and a hard worker. Someone who stands by their values and treats everyone with respect. Someone who puts kindness before wealth.

19. Always learn from your mistakes.

Positive Quote It's OK to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them.

My grandma taught me that mistakes are a good thing, as long as we learn from them. They help us grow and become wiser.

20. Practice gratitude.

Positive Quote Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

My family has taught me to always be grateful for what I have because I’m luckier than most people in this world. Even though we are not wealthy, we are rich, as we have a roof over our heads, food on our table, but most importantly, we have each other.

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