I am a big fan of rose-coloured glasses. I prefer to call it an optimistic POV.
I am also a big fan of positive memories from which I believe we find inspiration when times are low.
My grandsons are growing up, as I may have mentioned one or two or a million times.
I had gotten to thinking about mortality lately. Mine, specifically, and I asked myself what words of wisdom I would leave for them, and pretty much came to the conclusion I had no wisdom to impart. At least, none I could think of in the moment.
Then I came up with an idea.
So I had a few photos mounted on a light board they could hang on a wall. Wrote the blurb below and mailed off the package to them today.
With the note below
I hope you will hang this on your wall,
And when you are feeling down,
And life is hard, as it often is
Look at the pictures for a moment or two
Look at the pure joy,
Close your eyes,
And remember how it felt
And for a moment
Let that pure joy
Lift you up and make you strong,
I will love you always and unconditionally
LOVE, YOUR GRANDMA AND GREATEST FAN
So, from North of 43, I hope if your day is low you can conjure up a memory or look at a picture of a blissful time and remember how it felt. It works.