Thursday, May 23, 2013
" When young, rejoice in the tranquility of the old." Nagarjuna
Older people set great examples for us to learn by. My grandma was my best friend, I learned how to love from her, how to work hard, eat right and relax. learned patience and kindness ,laughter and love.
There is this older lady I see at the gym and the grocery store, she teaches me to never give up ,to be strong , and that you can get along with just about anyone and do anything if you try.
My father-in-law was a riot. He tried to pick up all my girls in my wedding party. After when we danced our first dance together ,which I was terrified of, he told I was the prettiest girl on the planet ,but not to worry cause he was all bluster and loved hi s wife.
He taught to have fun in life, to kid around , to think you can do anything with someone's else's help. he always started some project to help someone and before you knew it he enlisted three other people to finish and not realize what he just did. He played cards always saying he was the best and loved the game if he lost a hand would proclaim loudly that he never liked that game.
Every holiday and some weekends his yard was full of his friends . There would be fifty people drinking and laughing and playing cards and bingo.. He would often exclaim in the mist of the ruckus ," Everyone have I told you what my grandson did recently. " He always had high praise for the family.
He taught me to be gracious and not complain. When I would visit him in the hospital where he was fighting lung cancer , he would be sleeping but not peacefully. His whole body would contort with pain, his hands clenched often. When he awoke someone would ask him how he was . He would get his pad out and write fine or great and then how was your day?
you can learn many lessons from older people and hopefully one day you will be lucky enough to become one of them.