Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Just Start

If things start happening.
Don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
~Dr. Seuss

No matter how old you are 50 or 100 your children, grandchildren and if you are lucky great grandchildren are watching you.  The question you need to ask yourself is what do they see? 
What are they learning from you?

Grandparents are in a unique situation they have time that their children as the parents don’t, to mentor through example how to become success people.

The success being spoken of here is not about making money, or being successful in a career, it is being successful in living your life

As a child we went to visit my grandfather, he was physically disabled yet I do not remember him that way.  The legacy he left was one of starting and seeing where the path leads him.  He mentored us in living life through your abilities not being defined by a disability and having fun along the way - he taught me that anytime is a good time for ice cream!

Yet many grandparents sit in their chairs, watching life go by waiting for – I am not quite should what.  This attitude is all too often accompanied by bitterness and regret.  Which in turn lead to withdrawal from family and friends. 

There are so many things that your grandchildren can do with you, looking at old picture albums, listening to you tell stories, washing dishes, going for walks, dancing, cooking, eating ice cream, the list is endless.

Do something, anything with your grandchildren, make a start with them and “you’ll start happening too”

Teach your children and grandchildren how to be successful at life, by living your life no matter how old or able bodied you are.

Grandma Snyder

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