Grandparents are nurturing and loving – just like parents, but without the stress that parenting usually brings. As a result, they often portray a sense of calm and endless patience that is beneficial to children. Because they hand the grandchildren back to them at the end of a visit, grandparents tend to be quite a time indulgent – they can afford it, particularly if they are retired and are able to handle other chores later. One-on-one time with a grandchild can be very rewarding for both senior citizens and the younger generation.
Senior citizens contribute to the younger generation
Grandparents and grandchildren often have a very special relationship. Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren, seeing them happy (sometimes a bit too much!). I think their patience and calm demeanor derive, in part, from the experience and wisdom gained from having ‘done it and seen it all before’. New parents are often worried about obstacles that arise during the course of raising a child. However, grandparents are more likely to remain calm and realistic. In addition to providing support and experience to their grandchildren, they can also benefit their own children (our parents).
You should always sit with your elders; they give you their life experiences, teach you about solidarity, togetherness, and how to be available to your people. When I am around my parents or grandparents, I feel very gleeful. Their stories are way better than binge-watching digital episodes.
I will always remember my grandparent’s presence in my life and the impact they have on me. I personally feel the below two points are something that everyone should notice and learn from them.
There were no old age homes because the elderly had their own homes:
Humans are temperamental by nature. Even so, older people didn’t have to worry about their shelter at that point in their lives. They had their ups and downs during their life together, and it hadn’t always been easy. They taught me to return the 1% to those who sacrificed their lives for our upbringing and fostering.
Regardless of their situation, they did not ask for financial support nor did they leave any debts behind. My elders told me that they had never asked for a favor unnecessarily. They taught me to live within my means.
In simple, the following are three lessons I learned from my grandparents:
Believe in yourself and your abilities:
For my grandparent, their faith was their guide. By doing so, I have channeled my own personal faith into growing as a responsible citizen. Belief in yourself means you have faith in your own capabilities. It means you believe you can actually do something – that it is indeed within your ability. When you believe in yourself, you feel confident enough to take action and just get things done.
I have learned from both business and my personal life that people appreciate someone who is able to pivot from their experience or perspective and listen to their ideas.
Take charge of your life:
They helped in doing emotional counseling to grandchildren when they need it. I always learned from them that failure is only temporary and you are not the first to fail. As a result, I better understood the importance of perseverance when pursuing a goal.
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