1. You can dress trendy, but you’re still able to laugh at yourself.
Having lived through the a-line skirts of the ’50s, the gossamer pants of the ’70s and the shoulder pads of the ’80s, my grandma has gained an amazing closet and a wonderful sense of humor.
When my contemporaries and me look back on our wardrobes of yesteryear, we will remember the bedazzled denims of the 1990s, the crop tops of 2010s and the grey jumpsuits mandated by our robot overlords in the 2030s. The laughter we will share!
2. You have found a good group of friends who don’t pacify you.
They’ll make the best bridge partners.
3. You smile, even when you don’t feel like it.
My great-grandpa always said to smile at everyone because it may be the only one they get all day. My grandma has further expounded on this notion, amending that just because you’re having a bad day does not mean that you can’t make someone else feel better about theirs.
Worrying and smiling both cause wrinkles, but only one of these is really worth it.