7 Things That No One But Your Grandmother Teaches You About Life
A grandmother is one of life’s most cherished treasures. Warm hugs, fuzzy feelings, wider smiles, amazing food, bed time stories, hair massages and the endless pampering that never comes to a still, are all part and parcel of her love.
Don’t we all just love visiting our grandmother? Gifted with the sensibilities of a mother and the love of a grandparent, she is the best of both worlds.
So, all you pampered people out there who simply can’t help but be thankful for their grandma, here are a few vital lessons that, no one except for her, could have taught you about life:
1. She introduces you to the power of positivity.
When you think your world is falling apart, when you have a major fight with your best friend or when you fail a test, she is the one to light the way.
From hearing our break up stories to solving tiffs with our parents, this new age grandmother can practically take away the negativity and every stress from our lives and make us start believing in the good again.
2. She asks you to believe in yourself.
During those times when nothing seems to be working out and you feel lost, she is the one to reintroduce you to the ‘power of YOU’.
She doesn’t forget to remind you of the times when you got right back up after a fall or how your determination and strong will has practically got you through every storm life has put you through. Simply put, she’s the best morale booster one could get.
She believes in you even when you don't.
3. She teaches you how to stay connected to your roots.
No matter where life takes us and how long and wide we travel, our roots should remain intact. She is the one to keep us in touch with our values, our tradition and helps us to stay connected to our roots.
4. She makes you realize the beauty of living in the present.
We all have a past which can be good, bad or difficult to forget. Grandmothers are gifted healers for they bring back the sunshine in the rainy days and make us see the beautiful present even when we only mull over the painful past.
5. She makes you realize the value of your best people.
The best thing about the difficult times is that they act as a filter, straining out all the negative unnecessary people from our lives and leaving us with the beautiful few.
Our grandmothers are the torch bearers in this regard, for they make us see the good ones in our lives - the supporters, the soul cleansers, the motivators and the positivity inducers.
6. She is an epitome of elegance.
Even at her age, she has regular appointments at the salon and never forgets her manicures and pedicures.
She doesn’t fail to remind you of the importance of looking your best at every party, at every social set up and every office meeting. And the grace that you exhume all comes from her genes.
7. She introduces you to a prayer routine.
Her prayer beads, her faith, her belief in the higher power makes us introspect our own belief, and in some way, even brings us closer to the almighty.