Friday, September 14, 2012

The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany

What is the secret to living to be 100? In their book, The Delany Sisters' Book of Every Day Wisdom, sisters Sarah and Elizabeth, who lived to be 109 and 104 respectively, talk about the things they have done in their life that have helped them live so long. 

I can't lie, I often judge a book by its cover, and by the cover this book didn't seem very exciting at all, but it was full of wonderful wit, recipes, and honesty. It was so refreshing to hear somebody tell it exactly like it is and with such simplicity. These wonderful sisters felt no need to mince words and share just what they do in their lives. 

The sisters talked about going back to the basics, that we need to remember our family and who they were because they are part of who we are. They talked about not being bitter and not letting anyone affect your attitude. They talked about exercising every day and living within your means. They said all of the common-sense ideas that we all should be living, but often aren't. 

This book is a very quick read and easy to get caught up in. I finished it very quickly and loved all of the stories of their childhood and the simple, but tried and true advice they gave. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a heartfelt book that will remind them to live a full and happy life. 

“As long as you can see each day as a chance for something new to hapen, something you never experienced before, you'll stay young.” - Sarah Delany

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