Saturday, August 4, 2012

Good Advice

I am trying to keep my eyes and ears open for blogging ideas if I am going to meet the challenge and blog every day this month. This came up in one of my groups so I thought I would use it.

What is the best and most helpful advice that you have ever been given and who gave it to you ?

I think the best advice I ever got was from my great-grandmother Savannah (we named my oldest niece after her). It was pertaining to my relationship with my sister. She told us both " Never allow anything or anyone  to come between you and your sister. You need to be there for one another no matter what."  This advice came during a time when me and my sister were bickering and fighting all the time and fighting to become independent of one another, developing new friendships and our own way of doing things.  We are only 14 months apart and we are very close now but when we were younger our personality differences and just the younger sister/older sister dynamic caused a lot of strife at times. End the end my great-grandmother was  a wise woman. I have wonderful friends and have many great people in my life that support me, but my sister and her love and support for me throughout my life is unparalleled (besides my mother) and she has proven to my a very loyal and trusted confidant.

Here are some of the pieces of advice that others shared on the thread that I really  liked.

"When you are going through Hell.....keep going"     Easier said that done but no less true.

"Spend your money on experiences and not things."  I have definitely learned to do this.

"No one ever wins an argument "  Hmmm this is deep.

What's your best piece of advice ? Share in the comments !

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex


sayitlikethis said...

My sister and I are 14 months & 21 days apart. People always thought we were twins. I never saw the resemblance.

Striking that this is your post. My sister and I are going through it right now. Check out my 40 days & counting post.

Beautifully Complex said...

Wow. My sister and I are 13 months & 28 days apart ! People also thought we were twins & I didn't see the resemblance either LOL. I will check out your blog.