Hello, dear friend! I’m so glad you are back and have joined me for another Genuinely Good Blog Post. Today’s post is near and dear to my heart, as I am going to be introducing you to my sweet grandparents. I asked both my dad’s parents and my mom’s parents to share one piece of advice that has helped them throughout their life, and here is what they had to say:
“As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that faith and worry are not compatible. There have been a few times in my life when I’ve finally realized that you can’t control everything. The only thing you can do is pray and put your faith in Jesus Christ. And then don’t worry about it, let it go, and let Him take over. This doesn’t mean that I don’t try to solve the problem, but there are times where you can’t solve it. You just have to turn it over to God and let Him worry about it.
“All my life I have remembered humorous things and I like to tell little stories. I have always liked to make people feel happy and laugh. I don’t take things too seriously very often. If I hear a little jingle I like, I memorize it, and I pass it along to other people. I don’t want to be a clown or a circus performer, but I do like to bring humor. We are bombarded with discouraging things and bad news in life and the humor helps people.”
“Since I was very young I have had this as my motto: ‘you cannot put a price on memories.’ Growing up around my cousins on my mom’s side we spent so much time together we felt more like siblings than cousins. I then tried to emulate that with my children and grandchildren. Memory making has always been more important to me than money. When I gather people I try to make sure the things we do together are memorable. When I do this, I do it without worrying about my house or things I need to get done. I want people to feel comfortable and not to be worried about other things.”
“I have always thought it is so important to be kind. A few years ago all my sons bought a watch for me and on the back it said ‘kindness.’ I have always tried to be kind to those around me, to be courteous. I try to be aware of people around me and their desires.”
I found something very interesting when talking to all of my grandparents: all 4 of them shared the thing I probably could have guessed they would say. They each truly live their life in a way that reflects the advice they shared. It got me thinking 2 things: 1. What advice would I share? 2. Does my life reflect that? I’d love to hear what advice YOU would give! Drop a comment below! See ya next time!
And to my grandparents: thank you for sharing your advice and love. You truly are examples of genuine goodness in my life.