Today I’m sharing a little bit of wisdom that’s been passed down to me throughout my life. Here are Lessons from My Grandmother.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been taught family, love, and laughter are all a person needs in life when it comes to happiness. If my grandmother were still alive, she would tell you that’s the reason she put up with her grandchildren’s daily prank calls despite how frustrating it is to discover there really isn’t a delivery man waiting downstairs with dinner.
Lessons from My Grandmother
My mom and her sisters grew up in a very poor household. As a result, their mother taught them money would never be a source of joy for their hearts. Laughter, love, and each other would be the only constant in life. The only way to get over any hardships, deaths, ups or downs life may throw your way is with one another. The most important lessons from my Grandmother start in the same place – and that‘s with family. There is no stronger bond than that of family.
The wisdom imparted on my mom and her sisters is what makes them the strongest mothers I know. To pass on the importance of family, my mom and Aunts brought their children together multiple times a month. We had Sundays by the pool and Fridays with pizza. Every special occasion was spent with my siblings and cousins. We continue to carry on this tradition with our own children.
I’ve spent more hours laughing with my family than I could count. Our strong bond has carried us through some of the most horrible moments of our lives. My own daughters are learning every day that family is family forever. We are fortunate to have not just my side of the family, but my husbands’ family too. Our families show the girls that love, laughter, and family is what inspires long lasting happiness.
Were it not for my Grandma, her strong personality and family values, I may not hold familial traditions so close to my heart.
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