18 October 2019

Simple lessons we can all learn from our Grandparents.


Sometimes we can forget that our grandparents were, a long time ago, just like us. Sometimes the infallibility of youth can get the better of us and sometimes when they try to give us some sort of advice, we dismiss it. But, if you've got grandparents around, hopefully, you treasure them. Besides, they really can teach us a lot.

You Have A Lot Of Responsibility 
It's something that we don't really think about at the very beginning of our lives, but as we get older we certainly realise how much of an impact we have on others. Because your grandparents are nearing the end of their life, they have to start putting things in place to ensure that we, as their dependents and loved ones, have the support we need. And this is something that we can very much take for granted. The fact of the matter is that they have to sort out things like funeral care, their estate, and all of those mortal issues that we won't bat an eyelid over. Unfortunately, it's one of those things that shows, when it comes to that time in their life, how important it is to have these things in place.

Your Health Is Everything 
We can take our health for granted when we’re young, because all we need to do is go to sleep, and we automatically recharge. And this is something that, as we see our grandparents battle with as they age, can make us realise that we shouldn't take it for granted. There is a lot to be said for having a little bit of exercise every day, not just because it will benefit us in the long run, but it will actually make us feel better. When you see your grandparents struggling to get out of a chair, possibly because they didn't live a very active life, this can make us realise that as long as we look after our long-term health a little bit more, we don't have to undergo so much pain and hardship.

Love Conquers All 
Find the right person or people in your life, and you will feel invincible. It's not just about long-term love or marriage, but friendships and those important relationships in your life can make you feel so much better. Being sociable isn't just good for your state of mind, but it makes you healthier. Having the right group of friends can help you to laugh hard and laugh often. But, that being said - it's 100% okay to only want dogs and cats for friends.

Don't Take Life Too Seriously
When we’re younger, we tend to sweat the small stuff. As we get older it becomes one of those wonderful lessons to look back on, because it’s really not so important. But if we can take any lesson away from our grandparents, it’s that we shouldn't take life so seriously. We have an abundance of stress in our lives and if we start to worry about every little thing, this certainly comes to bite us in the proverbial rear later on in life. Much like you need to laugh hard and often, the more you shake off the trivial things, the happier you will be, and therefore you won't feel so weighed down by life. 

For some of us, it can take our entire life to learn this. But the next time your grandparents have some advice for you, do us a favour, and listen to it, after all - You will miss their pearls of wisdom when they are gone.

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