Be generous. Always.
Always say “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am” (or else Grandma won’t acknowledge you).
It is never a bad time to go to Wal-Mart or the thrift shop—‘cause you can always find good stuff. And then give it away.
There is life after losing your husband.
Don’t bite your nails.
Don’t be afraid to work hard.
Pretty is as pretty does.
Cats are people too.
Always keep a little candy around—in your house or in your purse. You never know when you might need to give some to a kid!
Sadly, not everyone has the gift of the green thumb.
Use a child’s first and middle name together—it scares them.
It is hard to ask for help, but sometimes you have to.
Your circumstances do not have to define you.
Any day you wake up and don’t see your name in the paper is a good day.
Laugh a lot.
Let love be your legacy.
Just because you don’t see well, doesn’t mean you don’t see.
Just because you’re old, doesn’t mean you are any less awesome.
In fact, it means you are much more than awesome—you are an amazing gift to your family, and I am more grateful than I could ever say.
♥ I love you, Grandma Nell and Granny Hobbs.♥