My grandma, Auril, just turned 103 and she’s a huge inspiration to me!
Her joy, vibrancy and love for the people around her have made her a role model for me and my entire family…
And after over a century on the planet, I wanted to get her take on things she’s experiencing in today’s world which is so very different from the world she was born in!
Plus I wanted to share some of her wisdom and life lessons with you 🙂
Here’s what she said…
What’s your first memory?
When I was 3, I loved the boy next door. He was a nice kid. He did what I wanted him to and we got along fine!
What did you do as a family?
We would go riding around the countryside a lot… I had a very pleasant childhood.
What was life like for you, when you were young?
I had lots of friends 🙂 I remember my mother made all of my clothes when I was in grade school and in high school she did the same thing so I didn’t have new clothes from the store. I wish I did but I didn’t!
What was the best time in history?
When the war ended, that was the best time.
What happened to the family during the Depression?
We lost our business, we lost our home. We moved to a field and set up a tent and we really enjoyed living in that tent all summer. We felt free. It was so nice… and it was fun too!
What do you miss most about your childhood?
I miss having the whole family together. When we were all together it was wonderful… we played games and we had so much fun. We loved each other.
What brought you happiness?
Having the family together brought me more happiness than anything else.
What’s one piece of advice you’d like to share with us?
Make good decisions and be a good person… be good to people every day of your life.
What do you want to do with your remaining years?
All I want to do is make people happy.
Are you scared of death?
No, I’m not because it happens to everybody and I know I don’t have any control over it.
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who did a lot of good.
So, I’m not sure if I’ll live to be 103 like my grandma but I know I’m not waiting that long to do the things that matter…
Spend time with the people I love, make the best of things, have fun, make people happy, do good and be good to people every day of my life.
How about you? How can you make time for the things and the people that matter to you? How can you make someone happy, do good and be good to someone today?
Share your thoughts and comments below… I read and personally reply to each one 🙂