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A Celebration Of Grandparents

Updated on June 25, 2014
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

The important role of grandparents even in older age

In celebration of grandparents, where older age becomes an asset!

When you emerge from the years of youth and vitality, it can seem a bit of a shock to realize that your children are now independent and you no longer have the endless automatic energy when you hit life full on. As you begin to realize that you will have to work hard to maintain any sort of health and fitness it is all too easy to prefer denial about your age and pretend you are as young as the best of them. You can't kid yourself for long though. Before you know it, the grandchildren arrive and you are faced with the prospect of being revered and treated like a delicate piece of porcelain. With the arrival of the first grandchild it is the ideal time to reassess your role and mindset. Just when you thought you had successfully let go of your own children you might be required to take up your new important role as grandma or grandpa. Don't panic- you are not the first- and there are plenty of us out there still happy to talk about age because we are grandparents and know that we still have much to contribute as well as receive.

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Enthusiasm for life at
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A Grandparents' New Life Energy

Don't outlive enthusiasm!

If you have been wondering how to keep going and believe in yourself, then being grandparents can help you to do just that. When your family come to you needing a bit of wisdom and watching to see whether you are going to persevere with what you have believed in, you know that you have to keep going. Who knows how much your family- the next generation will be affected by your attitude to life and the role models you give them? This is your chance to pick yourself up, brush yourself down and find a new life energy that won't defy even older age!

Henry David Thoreau said that none are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Grandparents Are A Crown To The Aged

and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17v6

Read This Enthralling Book About Age

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

This book is brimming with wisdom, insight, joys, challenges and inspirations about age. The author highlights the rewards of a mature life.


Something About Age-

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. -Mark Twain

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Even if you cannot give them much else, a smile can make someone's day. When the grandchildren arrive, it can be a place for them to blossom.

Do Not Regret Growing Older

It is a privilege denied to many. -Author Unknown

Another Thing About Age

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle -Bob Hope

About Age- Well Being And Health Is Important For Grandparents - If you want to have the energy to play with your grandchildren

Look after yourself and you will be able to continue to enjoy your grandchildren for many years. Choose something like this Yoga DVD to give you some regular, gentle exercise that will keep you supple and in shape, from the comfort of your own home.

Get your grandchildren to do it with you and have lots of fun together!

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Another Thought About Age

Everyone is the age of their heart -Guatemalan Proverb

When my first grandson was born, I felt an overwhelming love for him
When my first grandson was born, I felt an overwhelming love for him

We Need Love- The Good Thing About Age

Do what grandma and grandpa can do well-

Share love from your heart with your family. They live in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving, but grandparents have the advantage of being able to just love their grandchildren without all the stresses and worries of having to bring them up, as they had with their own children.

Celebrating A New Grandchild - Baby Gifts Christening

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.

We grow old by deserting our ideals.Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. -Samuel Ullman

Are You Thinking- all this is too late for me?

There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death.- From Out To Sea

Mutter's Guestbook Celebrating Grandparents - Please leave your comments here

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    • GramaBarb profile image

      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      Nicely developed lens. It is my pleasure to be able to sprinkle a little angel dust.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Some good thoughts here. Angel blessed.

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens with helpful advice! What about grandparenting from afar? That's a real challenge, but so common today.

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens with helpful advice! What about grandparenting from afar? That's a real challenge, but so common today.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Great topic. I wrote about the importance of grandparents in the lives of children. It's a bond I think many overlook and it benefits everyone involved. I'm not a grandparent myself (I didn't have kids) but I would think the rewards are tremendous!

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      Ann-Marie LM 7 years ago

      A very positive lens: simple truths, but how important! I can't help feeling that when children know they are loved by the family, it gives them the confidence to go out and face the world.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      love the quotes as well as your philosophy.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is a good thought provoking lens. Every year when I grow older it has no meaning as I am still 16 in my mind and my heart. My grand children may not agree with that, however. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      A really nice lens. Lensrolled to Growing Old is Good and blessed by a Squid angel :-)