You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to a grandmother. ~Unknown Proverb
I have a dear friend who has all the so called street savvy that is needed to make ends meet; yet she often complains about her situation.
She’s always just “making ends meet” and she’s never quite happy about herself or her situation. She often gossips about what others are doing or not doing and this or that; How she can’t do this or do that. How she wishes she had did this or had done that!
I have a relative who has all the so called book senses to make a million dollars – yet, she often complains about her situation.
She’s always grumbling about ”helping others” and she’s never quite happy about herself or her situation. She often gripes about what others are doing or not doing; How she can’t do this or do that. How she wishes she had not did this or done that!
I have another friend who has all the so called Bible sense to make mountains move. She’s always complaining about other’s situation.
She’s always praying up above but she’s never quite happy about herself or her situation. She often complains about how others are living or not living; How she can’t do this or that…How so and so are going to hell in a hay basket…How she prays he or she would straighten up and fly right!
I had a Grandmother who had a whole lot of common sense, a whopping heap of Spirituality and Faith to boot. She knew her God and she knew herself; She knew that what you put into life is pretty much what you get back. She seldom complained about what other people were doing or not doing; and she found joy in herself and her situation. She could give the best advice when needed; and offer total silence when needed as well. She often thanked God for all she had and all she didn’t have. She never went without necessities and never lacked Love. Perhaps that is why she lived to be 105 and was able to pass some of that undying wisdom on to countless generations.
I pray that I have at least an ounce of common sense, spiritual sense and faith of my Grandmother; and that I continue to find joy in myself and my situations.