#279 – Advice from young me to old me. Sandra Rector

I wrote this when I was in my fifties after dealing with both my mother and my mother-in-law. I revisisted this list  recently and now at 73, I am trying to take my own advice.

Keep your aches and pains to yourself unless you’re  in need of immediate help.

If you need daily help, try to spread it out among more than one person so that one person does not become resentful.

Always try to do your share and hold up your half.

Don’t forget to say please and thank you.

Do your best to plan financially for your  old age.

Don’t pretend you’re 20 years younger than you are.

Don’t dress like you’re 20 years younger than you are.

Do not discuss the past endlessly.

If someone does something nice for you try to do something nice for them in return.

Try not to repeat yourself.  Be aware of the social cues such as the bored look, the raised  eyebrow that says that they have heard this before.

Do not wear low necked clothes.  After a certain age, it is not dignified or flattering.

Keep careful track of your money and what you are charging on your credit cards.

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About sand1

When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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