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Grandma’s Advice

Grandma’s Advice

I’m happy to say I have my first guest blogger! In a way, my 97 grandmother Sue is my chosen guest for this post. She’s not hip to Twitter but she is a former English teacher who has a way with words beyond 140 characters.

Two weeks ago my dad sent me an email saying, ‘your grandmother is tired and says she’s ready to go. You should book a flight home.’

That flight home was this past weekend, and I had a great time spending a couple more days with her. On Saturday we finished brunch at her senior living facility. As she got ready for a nap smiling at me, I asked if she had any advice on how to lead a happy life and marriage.

“Happy marriage? You just need to listen to her. Just really listen to her when she talks.” Then she leaned back in her chair laughing and said, “and you’ve got to have a great sense of humor. If you can’t laugh together, you won’t ever make it.”

That simple: Really listen. Have a sense of humor.

*Grandma, Grandpa, Cakemonster. Pre-Instagram.

Thoughts? What’s the best advice you’ve received from your grandparents? Comment below and tune in next week when I explain why US Airways isn’t good at math. 

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Patrick Dichter

I’ve always firmly believed we each claim our own success and education – the majority of which is determined by the people we spend the most time with and the books we read. So, I write with the intentionality to educate and entertain. I hope my experiences and reflections will serve as bite-size lessons to help you lead a more successful life – in business and in relationships.

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