Hopefully you are one of the many who experienced a great relationship with your grandparents and probably have hundreds of stories about them. Perhaps you have wonderful memories of sleepovers at their house—maybe they even watched cartoons with you the next morning. Maybe they taught you something like how to tie your shoes, make a breakfast treat or catch a fish. Or maybe you remember the time they slipped you $5 just because you were their grandchild.
In most cases, grandparents love you unconditionally. They’ve been proud of you since the day you were born. You’re truly blessed to have them in your life.
So, with Grandparents Day approaching on Sunday, what can you do to honor them? Now’s a good time to think of ONE THINGS to celebrate the ones who have likely been instrumental in who you’ve become.
- Visit them on your days off: Stop by and say hello as often as possible. If you have children, let them spend time around Grandma and Grandpa, just to hear their stories.
- Take them groceries when you can: If you’re shopping, buy them two or three items you know they’ll use. You may never know if they always have money for special things they enjoy, but by taking them a surprise occasionally, you’ll know they’ll have an additional treat during your visit.
- Call them often: A simple hello is a blessing and shows you care.
- Ask if they need a ride anywhere: Grandparents usually have many places they’d like to go; and enjoy the pleasure of your company.
- Hug and kiss them every chance you get: This is the most important thing you can do to show them your affection. Never pass a chance to say: “I love you.”
Grandparents are a gift to be cherished. Learn from them and let them know you love them every chance you get.
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