Bits of Wisdom

Have you ever noticed how wise people can tend to boil down life lessons into very simple and focused points? I like to ask people who have lived a long life or accomplished a major milestone in life, “Do you have any words of wisdom to share?” It’s pretty funny sometimes because most people don’t think they have any wisdom to share. However, after they think for a few minutes, they usually come up with some very profound things.

Here’s an example… On my father-in-law’s 82nd birthday the year before he died, I asked him this question. He laughed almost dismissively – again, like he had no wisdom to share or at least didn’t think he had any worth sharing.

Here are the 3 bits of wisdom my father-in-law offered me:

· Trust your gut