My grandma, or as my family and I call her, “Momma," is one of the sweetest people I know. She has enough love to fill a room and 10 more, and is always willing to help a person or a family in need. She and I have gotten so close over the years, and all the time spent together has meant the world to me. Here are a few lessons she taught me that will always stick with me wherever I go.
1. It just takes one.
This was one of her infamous lines at my brother’s little league baseball games. She always encourages my siblings and I to work hard and to be persistent, but also to have hope. One hit will finally be a home run. One person will finally see your potential.
2. Be kind.
Everyone is going through something that is personal and may be unclear at first glance. She has taught me to always treat people with kindness, even if they may not treat you the same. You never know how your kindness might brighten their day.
3. Always try new things.
Whether it be recipes or a beginner’s yoga class, she and I have always tried new experiences. My grandmother has taught me to be willing to step outside of my comfort zone. Sure, it may be scary or awkward, but you could find something you love that you never would have discovered had you not ventured outside of what is comfortable.
4. Be your genuine self.
She has always insisted that uniqueness is something to be embraced. There is no one else in this world like you, and you should never feel like you cannot be yourself. Flaws, quirks, and all things a little different are exactly what make you remarkable.
5. Trust God’s plan.
My grandma knows that not everything in life is constant, but God certainly is. He created you with a purpose, and things fall as He intends them to. Life is really confusing sometimes, but as the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. He will provide for you.
I am so grateful for my relationship with my grandmother. Life is short and every day is precious. Call your grandma and set a date to see her soon. Don’t miss the chance to learn from her and to love her.