Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dear Daughters: Find the oldest woman in the room


Dear Daughters,

In a room-

any room,

find the oldest woman there.

Take it all in,

soak it all up,

and listen to  her every word.

The oldest woman in the room

has certainly lived longer than the youngest,

but it is not just about that.

If we limit ourselves to just listening to our chronological peers,

we limit ourselves to an exchange of like-minded,

same-aged ideas.

There are so many wonderful,

age worn ideas.

Find the oldest woman in the room

and take a seat.

Be her listener; be a learner; be her .

I love you,



Olive said...

smitten with you am I.....

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! I found out one of my best gardening tips by talking to the oldest woman in the room to once. Great advice. I only wish my mom were still here to talk to.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Just beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

yeaaaaa.. I can comment now. This is a great post. I think I would probably be the one tbose girls find in the room! xo Diana

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Very simple, but INCREDIBLY WISE guidance... it's soooooo true!!!

Thank you,
Linda in AZ *

Karen said...

Oh my... pearls of wisdom! Beautiful.
Ladybug Creek

Pondside said...

Have I told this to my daughter? I can't wait to get home to make sure that I have!

trash talk said...

Ummm...that would be me, only not necessarily wiser.
Sage advice my darlin'!

Loui♥ said...

So VERY true..
reminds me of my childhood..
when i was told:
"little girls should be seen..
and not heard.."
if i were to remain in the company of grownups!
age of the listener is irrelevant..
just listen!

Special 'K' said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you ever so much for sharing these precious thoughts. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Always Nesting said...


Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Beautiful! I posted it on my FB wall so all my daughters and more could see.
Thank you.

Connie said...

True words to be passed on! Thank you for this. Connie

Bonnie said...

You are so wise. Hope they take your advice. I realized that some years ago that every woman needs a friend 10-15 years older to be their mentor.

CHERI said...

What beautiful thoughts to share with your daughters. I guess I'm now finding myself as the "older" one many times. I hope I have wisdom to share...and hopefully my granddaughter will listen to me:)


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