Melissa Rose is a Canadian bookworm, who, with her easy-going and frank manner, is one of the friendliest bloggers I’ve met online. I wondered if some of her interests, and her wonderful sense of humor, had been inherited from her grandmothers. Here’s what she shared:)
14 Things That I Have Learned
From My Grandmothers
Firstly, I would like to thank you, Leenna, for inviting me to write this piece for your blog, Inbetweener. It has always been a pleasure working with you.
In this post, I have compiled a list of 14 lessons that I have picked up from my grandmothers. Whilst we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye; I have the utmost love, admiration, and respect for them both.
Without further ado, I present to you my list of 14 Things that I have learned from my grandmothers:
Intelligence is attractive
don’t limit yourself to one city –
The world is your oyster.
Don’t allow the world to break you down;
be happy with who you are.
Especially chocolate; there is always room for chocolate.
Always take time for family;
sometimes they will be all you have.
Learn to appreciate your familial history
Be patient with people
and treat them with kindness
Be happy with your path in life;
if you aren’t happy, make a change.
You will face hurdles in life;
you have the ability to overcome them.
Be active in your community;
it will vastly improve your life
and sense of self-worth.
Education is important;
love can wait.
Above all: Be Honest.
To others and yourself.
Thank you, Melissa. It’s always a pleasure working with you too:-)
Your grandmothers were wonderfully wise with advice and lessons that are truly universal.
I can honestly say that I’ve benefited from one or two of them!
Don’t miss Katie McCoach with her Gram’s take on trolls!
About Melissa Rose
I am a 25 year old hailing from the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada; who just happens to be a certified bookworm, book hoarder and tea enthusiast. I also enjoy sunny days that are not too hot and spending time with my two black labs.
Note from Leenna
f you (like me) love travel or enjoy exotic and authentic locations in fiction, you’ll love Melissa’s book reviews and features. She’ll take you Around The World In Books.