Aurelia, 76, provided a set of lessons that look at living from a somewhat different angle. She’s honest, suggesting, for example, that life won’t turn out the way we expect it. But by honing in on our attitude toward what happens to us, we stand a much greater chance for happiness.
Be kind to people. Most of them deserve it. Give every member of your family your undying loyalty.
Be flexible. Your life probably won’t turn out the way you thought it would.
You have no choice but to play the hand that’s dealt you. But you and only you make the choice to be happy or unhappy. Make a conscious decision to be happy. A Jewish survivor of a Nazi death camp said during his time there he discovered the most important lesson of his life: they could take away his wealth, destroy his family, they could beat him, starve him, work him to death. But there was one thing they couldn’t touch or control, and that was his attitude.
Learn all you can about everything you can. Life is beautiful. Cozy up to it and share its confidences.
You are made up of the physical, the emotional, the intellectual and the spiritual. If one of those areas is in need, give it your time and attention until your life is back in balance.
Remember what your mother and father taught you. Use those lessons as your guiding stars.