Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Gift Of Grandparents

One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents. Not too many people take the time or care to learn from and enjoy the people who raised their parents. Being in consistent relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life. For starters, you should get to know the gift of your grandparents simply because they are a part of your family and because without them you literally wouldn't be alive. Your grandparents are the ones who had your parents and who raised them to be the kind of people that have raised and loved you. Think about all the hard work your grandparents put in to raising their children. What a shame to miss out on the blessing that grandparents can be in your life. Think about the wealth of knowledge that your grandparents have. Depending on how old they are, they have lived many years and have seen the world change in many ways. Grandparents are a great resource to learn things about the history of our nation and of the world. The next time you are struggling in a history class or you simply want to learn something new, go to your grandparents and see what they can teach you. The next time you have a free afternoon set a time to enjoy a coffee or a lemonade with your grandparents. Ask them about their lives and and the things they have learned. You'll be amazed how much practical life advice comes from grandparents who have lived a few years. Having relationship with your grandparents can be really fun. Many grandparents are much more relaxed than parents and so they often will spend more time, energy and money on things that your parents would never agree to. Everyone knows that they can eat dessert before dinner at grandma's house or that a visit to their grandparents house means staying up later and playing more games than you ever play at home. Many grandparents would love to spend time with their grandchidren but are just unsure of how to initiate the relationship. Make an effort to go out of your way and maybe even your comfort zone and get to know them. They will be nothing but delighted to get to know you. I promise that you'll never regret the time and effort you put into knowing your grandparents. They are some of the best people on earth and you can learn a lot about your parents and about yourself just by learning about them. You never know how long your grandparents are going to live, so take time today to get to know them a little bit better.

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