Most of the things I know about life I learned from my Gramps. My kids called him PoPo (Burmese for grandpa), but he was Gramps to me long before that.
These are his rules:
Almost everything is alright in moderation.
This lesson has served me well, especially in the areas of budget and diet. I love chocolate, but I will rarely eat more than one or two small pieces. I also give it up on Wednesdays and Fridays as a sacrifice. This rule helped me to have discipline in many areas of my life.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
I don't lose things very often and have become quite organized, inspired by this age old saying.
It takes two to start a quarrel, but one can always end it.
These words echo through my head when someone hurts me. They have also been helpful in raising my children.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
My gramps would spend hours building a kite and getting the balance just right. As a result, he had the highest flying kites I have ever seen!! I learned from him that putting in effort in the beginning of a project saves time and effort 'fixing' it in the future.
I miss my dear Gramps everyday, but his voice is in my head all the time. God bless!