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Other than mothers, we have all received advice, and/or common sense lessons from all sorts of people.  We might even advance this into the trivia that follows cultures of "oh my gosh, if your skin shows this line at this age, it means that..."

You know what I'm referring to.  

I think I was nine years old, and one of the most supremely skinny kids within my group of peers.  Gangly could have been a middle name.  Yet, on my forearms, near the inner elbow joint on both arms was a very fine line in my skin.  My grandmother noticed this one day, and stated, "this line only appears on people who gain weight."  I think I might have weighed all of 68 pounds at the time, and was approximately 5'5".  

Well, it took me over 40 years, but I finally managed to gain some weight, and those silly little marks in the forearms are still there, as they always have been, and now they've almost become a comfort zone, only because my grandmother pointed them out, and because of them, I remember her every day.

I have a boatload of other aphorisms to share...but I want to know what some of yours are.  

Feel free to elucidate!

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I'm glad your grandmother turned out to be right.

68 lbs. on your frame, I suspect would be decidedly unhealthy.
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No, it was just lean eating.  Do you remember Twiggy?  I could have been her shadow.  We could stretch a pound of hamburger a full week if done correctly...and that fed six people.  I swear if I went back to that way of healthy eating [and it was indeed healthy] I could probably drop 20 pounds easily!
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I just received in the mail, a little booklet from the church of Scientology, titled "The Way to Happiness".

The first thing on the list was:

1. Take Care of Yourself

I shut the book, figuring I screwed up already!



But then? I don't think anybody ever taught me how...
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My mom was great into listening to her body, serenity.  Really, really great.  The one thing she forgot, however, is that everyone is an individual, in some respects.  I think she either figured it out, or remembered it, or was told by her younger sister...much later in life, and I have letters and remembered phone conversations that would align with that realization.

Sometimes, we have to teach ourselves.

But the best do it...by reading.  And understanding...

Like you.



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