These are the things I learned from my Mom and Dad, and other adults, all from a generation that knew some things. I do some of them, others, well, I slipped a bit. Here you go, wisdom from the Greatest Generation:
1) Eat a little bit of a lot of things.
2) Eat, breathe, and move- everyday.
4) Get your rest.
5) Take a day off.
6) Learn to fill your needs, not your wants.
7) If you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it.
8) Please, Thank You, Good Morning (Afternoon, or Night), How are you? Please. I am sorry. You are welcome. Yes Ma’am. Yes Sir. May I help you. These are the words that act as social grease…use them well.
9) If you shook hands on it, the deal is done.
10) If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.
11) Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
12) You have two ears and one mouth, use them in that proportion.
13) Don’t gossip, or speak ill of the dead.
14) If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.
15) Never buy on credit. (Oh, had I just remembered this one ! Insert sob here.)
16) Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and supper like a pauper.
18) Never argue in public. Never swear at someone you love. Don’t yell at children.
19) Act married all the time (if you are married).
20) Find someone, or some thing, that you love. You will never be lonely.
That’s it. Just a few things I was raised with, but did not heed, or at least not all the time.