Grandma's Pearls Of Wisdom

To My Granddaughter...

I’ve traveled paths you’ve yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I’m blessed to share with you
Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad
Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side
Walk softly when you’re angry
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter’s power is immense!
Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold
Don’t shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold
Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it’s near, you’ll find a way
Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from your heart
The world is far from perfect
There’s conflict and there’s strife
But you still can make a difference
By how you live your life
And so I’m very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe in you

(©2008 Becky Netherland for The Bradford Group)

by Becky Netherland

Comments (2)

And like you say here, Tony, it is commonly expressed by those of us with these experiences that they are beyond words—though in measured time they may last just moments and be so profound in their effects, how convey them to others? -Glen
The spiritual experience with the divine is not necessarily a plausible or articulate presentation and may not be either articulate or persuasive with the use of allegory. There is a very strong sense of the presence of God, though ever dubious and vague. But, there can be no uncertainty in direct awareness. It is a spiritual encounter that instils itself on us precisely without deviation.