Wisdom of The Elders

As we get older, we become wiser. Elderly people are known for spreading their wisdom to the youth. If I consider my mother wise, then wait till you hear from my mother’s mother. That’s right. I interviewed my grandma to discuss all things life. This 80 year old, mother of 4  is sharp. I am extremely biased but I consider her one of the best grandmas there is. She is unconventional with lots of sass and personality. Here she is:

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  1. What do you do to make yourself look and act young?: “I sleep well. At least 8 hours a day. And I eat well and I exercise. I go on the treadmill for 30 minutes every day.
  2. What advice would you give to someone like me who is going to college?: Trust God and read your books every day. Make sure you eat well, sleep well, exercise…Listen to your lecturer. Pray every day and trust in the Lord. Do not believe in any human being. Human beings can fail you. Education is key. With education there is no where you can’t go. Don’t let anything distract you from your education.
  3. Let’s talk about relationships. What advice would you give someone when it comes to relationships and love?: Only God can choose for you. When you meet a man, don’t immediately believe that this is my husband. A man can fail you. Don’t have too much trust in any man. I don’t advice a man to have too much trust in a woman. You come from different backgrounds so all you have to do is take it easy. Trust in God. Don’t rush. Take a day at a time. Don’t push a man into anything because its only God that can choose for you.
  4. Is there any life lessons that you learned from your mother that you still live by?: Yes. She always told me not to walk in the night. Don’t rely on human beings. If you go out and its too late, stay there or don’t go out too late at all. It’s very dangerous at night. She always told me not to follow crowds. You should not say because someone does something that you have to do it too. Believe in myself and God and I still follow it today.
  5.  Which one would you rather have money or power?: Both. But because of the flesh, I’ll say money. Let’s be honest, you can’t do much in life without having money to do it. So if I had to choose one it would be money but I’d like both.
  6. What are some tips you would give to new mothers on raising children?: Eat well. Eat good food so that you will have energy to feed your child. Breastfeed for at least 6 months. And after having the baby exercise so that your weight can do down.
  7.  If you could go back to a particular decade what would it be? Or are you content with the present?: I like the 60s. You could open your door and sleep peacefully. No one would come to disturb you. You could go out at night and no armed robber would disturb you. I prefer the 60s. Also in London, they sold newspapers on the subway. All you had to do was pay for it by leaving your change and no one would steal the change.
  8. What advice would tell your younger self about life?: Take life easy. Don’t follow the trends. Be yourself. If you’re a girl, know what you want. Don’t follow others because someone else was successful at it. Have Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It’s only God that can help you. Even your mother or father can’t help you. They could die suddenly, you never know.
  9.  Which role do you prefer being? A mother or a grandmother: Mother
  10. What’s the best part about getting older?: I have peace of mind. Because I have Jesus as my Lord and Savior I have peace because I know where I am going. I am not afraid of death. I trust God more and I am not afraid of anything.