The Grandparents Day Blog

If Mother's Day is the most celebrated and Father's Day is the next most celebrated of the family holidays after Thanksgiving and Christmas, then Grandparents day must rank last and that's a shame. Now while most people can't celebrate this holiday because either both of their Grandparents have passed away or they simply don't know them, a lot of people do and they don't say enough or do enough to appreciate them. I've seen a lot of cases where people say they want to know their Grandparents and more about their families but never get around to doing it and then when they passed away they felt like complete trash because they never made an effort to get to know them. Now while that happens often, the other shoe on that foot is that some Grandparents, not all, are kind of trash in terms of their attitude and how they come off to people as being rude and bitter. Like I completely get that reasoning, but just like any two people there are going to be a divide until someone is the adult and goes and makes amends, even if you're not at fault.

You might want to do so before it's too late to do it.

I say time and time again that you can learn from your elders once you get past the point of awkwardness. They have been around for forever and have seen a lot, so naturally they know a lot more about life than you ever will. I mean if they choose to share it, then that's a great thing. If you have Grandparents in your life then believe it or not you can actually learn a lot about yourself and your parents from them. You inherit certain traits attributes that you have yet to discover because you don't know it's there. Also on the flipside of all that is you can find out some pretty funny stories about your parents from when they were younger that they would never tell you, those are always gems.

Some are lucky enough to grow up with families intact and have their Grandparents around, while most have one that's still around. Just like parents, a lot of people wish that they had that grandmothers love or that grandfathers wisdom they could run to when you think your parents were being unfair and they could show the other side of your parents actions and reasoning as well as going back to your parents and teaching them a little more about parenting. Grandparents can be best summarized as that middle ground that keeps everything together while still teaching the family a few things that they know. To me Grandparents are just as, if not more, important as the parent because they are the seasoned vets that everyone looks up to for just knowing stuff.

So if you have your Grandparents in your life today, take them out and show them that you appreciate them and all they've done for you and the family. If your Grandparents are still around and the relationship isn't quite there, then take the time out and figure if the relationship can be repaired because as I said before, there is a wealth of knowledge to be had from them, even if you think you know everything. And if your Grandparents are no longer here, then take the time out to go their grave site and lay some fresh flowers out there, that's still showing the same respect as if they were still here as well.

Do you celebrate Grandparents day? If so, then what are your big plans? Leave them in the comments below.

Until next time guys!

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