Wisdom from my grandma

When I was growing up my grandmother had many sayings that she repeated often. She was in my eyes, the wisest person I have known.

She would encourage me to be open to expressing my emotions when she said, “Laugh and cry live in the same house.” She meant that I should not be afraid to express my emotions because joy and laughter are both a part of being human. The face is the house which displays those emotions. She wanted me to be free to be human.

The other day, I made a mistake in a email I sent at work. The person replied very kindly suggesting that I made the mistake because I was tired. It occurred to me that I made the mistake — because I am human. Do not fear making mistakes or crying because of them. That is what makes us intrinsically human. Be free to be you, tears, laughter and all.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

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