Gorgeous Grandma Day
While almost everyone loves their Grandmothers, many people don’t realise that there is a special day for our lovely Grans. Next week, Thursday 23 July, is Gorgeous Grandma Day. Did your dear old Gran bake you cookies or is she more of the type to teach you to skateboard? However they showed their love, everyone here at Ready Flowers would like to thank those special and influential women for their unconditional love, treats and hugs. To honor Grans that rock, following are some wise grandma tidbits from HelloGiggles.
1. Make today a good day.
Age certainly hasn’t slowed down 95 year-old yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch. With over 70 years of experience teaching yoga, Tao continues to thrive in both body and mind. Her daily mantra? “This is going to be the best day of my life.” Sometimes, making the decision to be great rather than expecting greatness to find you is much more effective. Who’s got time for waiting, anyway?
2. It’s never too late to start something new.
Would you have guessed this woman is 77 years old? Yep, seventy-seven, and that’s not even the half of it. Ernestine Shepherd started working out a mere 21 years ago, and was subsequently named the oldest female body builder in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. So, was it too late to start body building at 56? For Ernestine . . . naaah.
3. Some of the greatest things in your life happen by accident.
Who better to impart life advice than Iris Apfel? The 92-year-old has designed homes for presidents, created her own line of accessories and is a New York City style muse. In spite of all of these great accomplishments, Iris never set her sights on them. . . they all just sort of happened:
“I never had any idea of going into the fabric business. But with me everything that’s been good in my life has just happened. I had a little business of interior decoration. . . I couldn’t find [the fabric] I was looking for because it didn’t exist. I found this wonderful genius of a weaver, and I said would you be interested in doing a fabric for me, and they just took off like hotcakes. Little by little, it grows and grows and grows.”
Finally here is a video of one of the internet’s most popular Grandma’s finding out just how popular she is. Hilarity ensues as she sees her grandson’s videos of her for the first time. Take time to remember your dear Grandma today, maybe by making a call, sending flowers or other gifts. Because grandma’s are the best!!