Family & Friends
I felt compelled to do a blog post about some of the wonderful things i’ve learned from the older generations of my family. I think that in some ways you find out who you are by looking at where you came from.
- Family always comes first.
- Good food has a tendency to come second.
- Recently my one of my grandfathers had his 80th birthday where we gave him a photobook collage that contained photos from different periods in his life. In turning through the pages he told us, “You know it’s funny, you look through all these years.” In hearing that, it just reminds me to slow down from time to time and enjoy what’s around me.
- You can never have enough wine at the dinner table…or snack table.. or whenever you’re in good company.
- One of my grandmothers has short term memory loss and is always asking the same questions. It doesn’t bother me one bit because in a world of uncertainties, we are told to always ask questions if you are unsure. It reminds me to never hesitate to ask a question. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Marriage can truly be a blessing and is something to look forward to.
- One of my grandmothers was raised as a farm girl. That meant picking fruit all day in the blazing sun for many hours a day. I grew up playing with my Ninja Turtles. My grandparents grew up working. Never lose the value of hard work.
- Live with less.
- Eat more.
- Give more, take less.
What are some things you’ve learned from your grandparents/parents?