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
”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
“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
“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
“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
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
“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
“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.
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