Sunday is National Grandparents' Day.  My grandparents are gone now.  But I was lucky to have been able to spend lots of time with both my mom's and dad's parents.

Both sets of my grandparents were wonderful people who significantly affected my life is so many ways.

According to a new survey from FTD about 64% of those responding were like me and have been profoundly impacted by our Grandparents.

56% of us pass on things we learn from them to our own kids. Here are the 10 most common 'Words of Wisdom' passed down from our Grandparents:

  1. "A leopard never changes its spots."  Meaning you can't really change someone.
  2. "A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips."  Which is about over-snacking.
  3. "A watched pot never boils."
  4. "Treat others as you would like to be treated."
  5. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
  6. "An hour before midnight is worth two after."  In other words, don't stay up too late.
  7. "Be nice to people on the way up, because you'll meet them on the way down."  Meaning be nice to people when things are going well, or they won't be there for you when things AREN'T going well.
  8. "Cleanliness is next to godliness."
  9. "Don't leave until tomorrow what you can do today."
  10. "Don't let the sun go down on your anger."  Meaning don't go to bed angry.

Did you get any great words of wisdom from your grandparents?