25 Pieces of Wisdom πŸ€“ from Women in the Great Generation πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ½πŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ‘©πŸΏ ...

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The Great Generation doesn't, to my knowledge, have a set definition in the same way as, say, Baby Boomers, Generation Y, Gen X, or the Greatest Generation, which is a term popularized by Tom Brokaw.2

It refers to people who lived through the Great Depression and World War II.

I guess you could say that fits, though.

You see, my mother-in-law coined the term to me while expressing her deep interest in the opinions and wisdom of women in their seventies, eighties, and nineties, and certainly centenarians, as well.

A conversation with her over Christmas vacation inspired this post because I agree, I think there's much knowledge waiting to be passed down, woman to woman, generation to generation.

This is just the start.

1. Live Each Day like It's Your Last One

Because it could be.

You never know.

Most of us hope for a long, fruitful life, but for that to happen, you have to make the most of every single day.

2. After All, This is the Only Life You Have

Indeed.

It's a clichΓ©, but it's a clichΓ© for a reason.

3. Stay Present

You can't change the past, no matter how much you regret something or how many times you wish you'd done something differently.

There's no going back.

At the same time, although you should always look forward, remember that you can't predict the future.

Stay in the moment as often as possible.

Cherish each second as it happens.

4. Find the One Good Thing in Every Experience

In every day, in every situation, in every mundane task – always look for something good, even if it's small.

A blade of grass poking through the snow, unexpectedly making a new friend, finding something you thought you lost – anything.

5. Embrace Change

That's hard.

Change is frightening sometimes.

It's inevitable, though, that's the thing.

There's no changing change so do your best to accept it, at least, even when it hurts.

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