My grandmother's advice
  1. Give with warm hands not cold hands -----meaning give generously with your time, possessions and money to loved ones, friends and charity while you are still alive don't Hord your time, possessions or money to be given only after dead)
  2. This too shall pass ---- meaning don't obsess about bad times because if you keep on going the bad will pass and the good will come
  3. Travel ---- learn to navigate the world outside of your comfort level and it will make you a kinder and more intelligent person