(Annie Black) – Words of wisdom are often passed on to us by mom, dad, grandma, granddad, an aunt, uncle, mentor, neighbor or some other older and wiser person we’re close to.
- “Accept your limitations.”
- “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
- “Forgive and forget. Life is too short to hold grudges.”
- “Good looks are skin deep and fade with time. It’s what’s inside that counts.”
- “Life is not fair. Get over it and move on.”
- “Whatever you do, do it well.”
- “Anything worth having is worth working for.”
Well, I use a lot of those old sayings in my writings and speeches, but often can’t remember exactly who I learned or heard them from.
So in the future I’m going to just attribute such sage advice to a generic individual named “Granny Annie.” As in…
“As Granny Annie used to tell me, if at first you don’t succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.”
“The next time a bully asks for your lunch money,” Granny Annie advised, “tell him you left it on his mother’s dresser.”
So now you know who “Granny Annie” is when you see her name in future AnnieGrams.