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Advice—an opinion someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation.
When you were a kid, remember how you turned up your nose when an adult offered words of wisdom?
Then you got older and found yourself using the same guidance with your kids!
Yeah, well, good advice is good advice, no matter the century. I mean, the Ten Commandments have been around a while and they’re still relative! Okay, maybe I’m stretching it a little because they’re considered more than just advice, but you get my drift.
Today, the Gabbin’ Gals and some friends want to share some of the best advice they’ve received.
“You can get married anytime—all you have to do is lower your standards.” (Ann’s momma)
“A man never leaves unless he has another woman.” (Ann’s momma)
“You can tell the minute a man touches you if it’s for his benefit or yours.” (Ann’s momma)
“Use your brain. That’s why God gave it to you.” (Susan’s Daddy)
“Clean don’t rub off on dirty.” (Ann’s momma)
“Pretty is as pretty does.” (Ann’s grandma) (Susan’s grandma). I heard those words many times when I was growing up.
“Nothing good happens after midnight.” (Ann’s daddy)
“If you saw someone jump off a cliff, would you do the same thing?” (Something Susan’s Daddy always used to say when she got in trouble for following the crowd)
“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” (TNBW member, Lauren shares her mother’s advice referring to women in Spandex)
“Never wear a pair of new shoes on a shopping trip.” (Susan’s mother)
“Put something back for a rainy day.” (Susan’s mother)
Borrow money from a pessimist, they don’t expect to be paid back.” (TNBW member, Memphis Trace. I’ve credited his penname because he’s still borrowing money using his real name)
“Tomorrow is another day.” Scarlett O’Hara.
“Don’t believe everything you read.” (TNBW member, John Hamler, quoting Abe Lincoln)
“Reality is never as good or bad as people claim. (Ann’s friend, Dagny)
“A job isn’t done when you’re tired of it. It’s done when you finish what you said you were going to do.” (Susan’s friend, Robbi)
“When you’re talking, you’re probably saying something you already know. If you shut up and listen, you might learn something new.” (TNBW member, Tai Baker)
“Nothing in life stays the same, so treasure the good times and accept the bad, knowing that this too will pass.” (Susan’s friend, Sheryl)
“The good Lord gave us two ears and one mouth…listen twice as much as you speak.” (TNBW member, Don)
“There’s no reason not to stay clean. Soap is cheap.” (Susan’s grandma)
“Wherever you go, there you are.” (TNBW member, Dirk B.)
“Every day starts fresh and new. You get to decide what kind of day it’s going to be.” (Susan)
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