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National Grandparents Day

Monday, September 14th, 2020

From this website: https://www.ibtimes.com/national-grandparents-day-2020-quotes-appreciate-your-grandmother-grandfather-304493 I learned that:

  •  National Grandparents Day officially became a holiday in 1979
  • It is, however, not a public holiday
  • It is observed by giving gifts and cards to the grandparents

If you are already are grandparent, you know that the benefits are many. You don’t have the same 24/7 responsibilities you had with your own children, so you can be “softer” in your relationship. If you want to read about other grandparents’ experiences, you might want to pick up a copy of Grandparents from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a series by editor-in-chief Amy Newmark.

What’s great about this book is the way the grandparents who write their experiences write from their hearts. There may be no literary geniuses among the authors, but there is plenty of what the subtitle says:  101 Stories of Love, Laughs and Lessons Across the Generations.

I plan to call my grandson, who just celebrated his birthday on 9/11, which makes that day a day of sadness and gladness for me, and tell him he can wish me Happy Grandparents Day!  Enjoy the day, even if you can’t  visit in person, you can visit by phone,email, or via the Internet.

P.S. One of our local librarians, Roz Warren, is also a prolific freelance writer. Oneof her stories is in this book ans she has authored about seven of these stories for the series. Yay! Roz.

Quote from Loving Each Day: Remembering 9/11

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Because so many of us are at home full time, I thought this quote seemed perfect to post. During these difficult times, and especially this difficult day of terror, work on staying loving in your every day activities, because your home needs to be a safe place spiritually, as well as physically,  for all who dwell in it. And since this is the anniversary of 9/11, LOVE seems to be an important emotion to keep remembering, in difficult times as well as good times. Take a few minutes to close your eyes in memory of all those who died on 9/11 and also the brave, first responders on that day, as well as loved ones left behind.

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When you just love, with no restrictions, no qualifications, no conditions, you’ll be so happy and joyful that you’ll have a hard time containing it all. When you nurture this type of love in your home, that’s the place you come to charge yourself so you can go back out in the world and do those things that must be done.

-John-Roger, DSS

Source: Loving Each Day for Moms and Dads

Loving Each Day is intended to uplift readers and give them pause to reflect on the Spirit within them.  It is a free service of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA).

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