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Grandparents Who Brighten The World And Prove Age Is Just A Number

What in the world have we done to deserve our grandparents? Their years of experience never makes them bitter with the world but somehow just make them radiate kindness the more they age. Grandparents know best and they know that there is no point yelling at a child to prove a point when you can just show them instead.

They lead by example even as their bodies start to fail them. They understand the power of a smile and they will stop at nothing to brighten the world of their loved ones, until their very last breath

Papa's Story Of Love

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​"Today for my birthday, my grandpa gave me 3 books filled with stories of each time he hung out with me from the age of 2 to 5. I am speechless."

Grandparents know how to give the best gifts and they have nothing to do with their monetary value. By that age, they have learned that meaning is found in action, not in material things. Rather than just write a card about how much they love their grandchildren, you can always count on them to show them instead.

It's Love At Every Sight

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"After not seeing my grandparents for months, they finally figured out how "to work Facetime." This was my grandpa's face when he saw me."

The pandemic was an especially tough time for the grandparents of the world. Considered to be at high risk, many were completely isolated from their loved ones. When the moment came and they were finally able to see their families again, in any form they could, it was like seeing them for the first time all over again.

Not Limited By Space Or Time

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"My Nana knitted a blanket for a baby Elephant called Khanyisa in South Africa, it arrived yesterday from the UK after 4 months and she is so happy!"

While some may think that time after retirement is boring, our grandparents prove to us that it can be just as fulfilling. Just because they're no longer consumed in working a daily 9-5 doesn't mean they've lost their touch in making a difference in the world every day, in their special way.

Like Grandson Like Grandfather

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"Grandpa got a cochlea implant tattoo to become like his Grandson." Grandparents can make the most difference in young children who are still trying to understand the world and experiencing its first hardships.

When a kid is dealt such a difficult card at a young age, they might find the world to be cruel before they even get to know it. Yet, this grandpa's selfless act showed his grandson that with the right support and a big amount of love, even the hardest of situations won't seem that bad.

Not Even Sickness Can Stand In The Way Of Love

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The beauty in love is that it is an overpowering feeling. It's more powerful than sickness or memory so that even when those fail the feeling never goes away.

This is why it's important to put in the effort to spend as much time indulging in that feeling so that when the day comes and our grandparents' time is up, we also can be left with the memory of the feelings they left in us.

Kindness That Knows No Bounds

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"My cat ripped open his favorite toy. This is my grandma sewing it back together."

Grandparents have so much love to give that their kindness doesn't just extend to their loved ones. They make the world a better place by taking care of all its beings, whether a stranger or an animal. Their generosity should set the example. If we all acted like our grandparents do, the world truly could be a better place.

Skills Don't Expire

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"My grandfather built a floating dock for turtles in the lake by their house, and the turtles love It." Grandparents shouldn't be looked at as fragile beings who need constant help.

Rather they should be seen as beings with endless skills and wisdom, accumulated from years and years of experience and practice. There's nothing they can't do, not even build a dock for turtles at the lake.

Astrology

The Strength Each Zodiac Finds When Grieving A Loss

Grief happens in different stages and there's not necessarily a right or wrong way to deal with it. Some people can't face it right away and keep themselves distracted while others spend the first couple of weeks crying in bed thinking that they'll never feel better.

Grief isn't only felt death. They say that a break up activates the same pain receptors and stress hormones experienced when a loved one dies, so grief is really about any kind of loss for someone or even something like a job that was valued. It can have lasting effects that become traumatic when coping is not eventually dealt with in a healthy way. Luckily, each zodiac sign has character traits that give them a unique strength when dealing with grief. What's yours?

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Aries: Their Straighforwadness

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Aries doesn't care to sugarcoat and avoid the hard truth. They prefer to act in the heat in the moment and cut right down to the chase. You know that when Aries go for a night out, they won't be shy away from their dancing their heart out. They take that same explosive energy wherever they go. When they're grieving, that's all they feel and they let themselves face it head-on until they can come to terms with it.

They may feel a lot of anger at first or a lot of sadness, and they may not deal with that component calmly but having the strength to be straightforward about their grief is what helps them let the feelings pass and move on.

Taurus: An Ability To Escape

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A Taurus likely won't grief right away and try to keep their chin up. They might even try to console others first because the distraction helps them escape. When they're not helping others, they're going to want to disappear for a while, taking themselves on solo dates and watching movie marathons. They'll basically do anything to distract themselves and escape the pain.

However, their ability to escape is also their strength. It gives them a reason to keep going and eases them into adapting to a life without the person they lost gradually.

Gemini: Seeing The Good

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Gemini will do their best to resist their grief. They would rather stay positive to cope. However, the more they avoid what's really on their mind, the more likely they are to be moody. However, when they chose to accept grief, they manage to always find a silver lining.

Their strength is in choosing to celebrate a person's life instead of mourning their death. To them, the end is not a loss because if they never had it in the first place they would have missed out on a lot.

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Cancer: Emotional Intuition

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​Cancers have the ability to be completely in tune with their emotions. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and it's no different when they're grieving. They are not afraid to let themselves cry it out from the second it happens even if they're not sure if they could ever stop.

Cancers' intense emotion is their strength. They're able to manifest them into whatever channel they desire which means that when they get through the painful part, they'll go through the healing with the same intensity.

Leo: Coping Internally

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Leo doesn't feel the need to have a pity party and crying circles. Odds are they won't show their pain publicly but that doesn't mean that they're not dealing with it.

Leo's strength is in coping in the way that feels best to them in the moment, privately. They're not looking to repeat what works for others, they want to find what works for them. They spend a lot of time analyzing exactly what is making them sad and lean deeply into their emotions.

Virgo: Order And Logic

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Virgo can't come easily in terms of loss and death because they can't completely make sense of it. Their need for logic and order and can make them feel completely out of control when grieving. However, it is that same need for control that makes their strength.

Once they get through the initial shock, they ground themselves by creating their how-to guide for coping. They make step by steps lists of how to heal and keep busy with to-do lists meant to help them grieve in orderly ways.

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Libra: Rationality

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When Libra deals with grief, it can become more rational than usual. Libra is able to accept loss and death as unavoidable parts of life so it sees no point in fighting it. Instead, it spends its energy on adapting to a new life without what it is that it lost.

While sometimes Libra takes extreme measures by completely erasing parts of their lives that held the memory of what they lost, their strength is becoming a self-containing equalizer of emotions. Eventually, they even out their grief too.

Scorpio: Manipulation Through Empathy

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​When we hear the word "manipulation" we tend to think of its negative connotation. But manipulation by definition is an ability to purposely mold. For Scorpios, manipulation isn't just getting what they want out of others. When grieving, they're able to manipulate their sadness with intention.

This comes in different forms. For instance, by spending time with animals, children, or loved ones, they're able to manipulate feelings of protection and love that heal both themselves and those around them.

Sagittarius: The Hunt For Happiness

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​Saggitarius is driven by a genuine desire to find happiness. When they're first grieving they may feel lost and helpless as they no longer see a path to happiness.

Yet eventually their ambition kicks in and fuels them with the desire to fight their pain. They don't avoid their emotions and instead try to find ways to turn the negative ones into positive ones and be as happy as possible until they can become fully happy again.

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Capricorn: Maturity

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Capricorn tries to be mature about the way they handle grief, and finds it unhelpful to spend days in bed or to get angry. As an earth sign they feel connected to a higher being and can see the bigger picture.

They understand that loss will hurt for a while but that with time they will get past it, so they do their best to go through the motions until then, each day becoming easier than the last, until they're fully themselves again.

Aquarius: Living Back Memories

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Capricorns don't need external validation and motivation because they find it within themselves. They know the difference between what they can and can't control. They know they can't control a loss but they know that no one can take away the memories they created before they no longer could. So they chose to focus on what they can do.

They keep memories alive through pictures. They reconnect with people from their childhood or they pick up passions they left behind. This way, they connect back with themselves instead of caving to the loss.

Pisces: Just Keeps Swimming

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Pisces just need to be reminded that no matter what happens and how bad it is, the world keeps going and so they need to be able to keep up with it. Usually, they can get to this stage before falling down a spiral. Instead, they chose to lose themselves in ways that feel beautiful to them.

They chose to keep swimming. They indulge in self-care methods like watching movies or spending quality time with others. Their strength is in jump-starting their healing process and their motivation to keep moving forward.

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