1. Their enviable ability to be non-attached to their cell phones.
  2. Their ability to fix everything (cars, clocks, plants). I think part of the magic of the pre-Google generation is that they had to figure out how stuff works.
  3. Their simplicity around eating and nutrition.
    I totally drink the cold-pressed Kool-Aid, but I appreciate the "meat n potatoes" attitude (more as a concept than a meal).
  4. Their love of reading, going to the theater, museums, going for a walk, etc.
  5. Their ability to have heart-to-heart conversations.
    This is something I'm trying to get better at. When I was younger, I had to have those emotionally vulnerable talks with my friends/family in person, which now happen more often over text or e-mail. It's just not as satisfying if you can't have a good hug or ugly cry at the end.
  6. Their unwavering commitment to certain brands.
  7. Their appreciation of simply being alive.
    One of my dad's friends said, "If I wake up and my feet hit the ground, it's a good day."