Our grandparent’s influence on us is sometimes subtle, sometimes more pronounced, but for the most part always there. Even when they’re not.
They’re the one’s who baked cookies, or covered for us when we did things we shouldn’t have been. They taught us lessons and inspired action.
So on a day that’s all about them, here are 3 ways to honor a grandma or grandpa who is/was always willing to go up to bat for you:
(1) Visit them
Visiting someone is such a genuine gesture, it says, “I want to spend time with you.” Most times this is all your grandparent wants. If they’re around, they want to hear stories you want to tell. They might have no clue what Snapchat is, but I can bet that they’ll listen anyway. If your grandparent is no longer around, spend time visiting them in the cemetery if that’s where you feel them or visit them somewhere you do. Reminisce in their honor.
(2) Listen to their stories
They have so many to tell and, yes, at first they all sound the same, but that’s probably just because you’re nodding along to everything they say. Choose to listen instead of just hearing them because there’ll come a day when you’ll miss hearing how love letters were thrown out of windows. Trust me.
(3) Do something in their memory
The honest truth is that many of us may not have a surviving grandparent to celebrate on this day, but it doesn’t mean we should just ignore it exists. Take this day to do something special in their honor. If they liked baking, bake something. If they loved volunteering, figure out a way to spend some time volunteering or join Glamour Gals and make a longer term commitment.
How will you be spending Grandparent’s Day?