The Gift of Grandparents

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One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents. A consistently positive relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life.

For starters, think about the wealth of knowledge that your grandparents have to share. They are extraordinary people! They have lived many years, and have stories to tell that could expand our horizons. They have seen the world change in many ways. The next time you have a free afternoon plan a social-distancing video chat or phone call and ask them about their lives and the things they have learned. Ask if they have any “words of wisdom” for you. You’ll be amazed how much practical life advice comes from grandparents.

Having a relationship with your grandparents can be really fun. Many grandparents can be more relaxed than parents and will often spend more time, energy and money on things that parents would never agree to. Grandparents are usually happy to extend bedtime or allow an extra dessert on special occasion.

Many grandparents love to spend time with their grandchildren but are just unsure of how to initiate the relationship. Make an effort to go out of your way this Grandparents Day, September 13, and get to know each other via text message, video chat or social media! But don’t forget everyone loves to get mail, so get creative and write a letter or create your very own card craft to brighten their day.

You’ll never regret the time and effort you put into spending quality time with your grandparents.

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