He Found His Grandmother’s ‘Inspiration Journal’… What He Read Changed His Life Forever.

Breathe in the future, breathe out the past.

Grandmothers are just the best: They smell good, they always have good snacks, and they're full of wise old sage-like advice about how to live our best lives.

When Marc Chernoff lost his grandmother Zelda a few years ago, she left him an "Inspiration Journal." Inside were her favorite quotations, lyrics, and inspirational ideas that moved her, many of which she shared with Mark when he was young.

Not wanting to keep his grandmother's wisdom all to himself, Chernoff compiled 12 of the most poignant pieces of advice that his grandmother gave him and published them so we could all benefit from them. #6 is really, really important.


No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.