Grandmas are the best – they help us form our moral compass

My Grandma was the best. I don’t think a day goes by when some ‘wise words’ that Grandma uttered don’t come to mind. Whether they be to chide me or protect me. Today I am reminded of these words:

” Don’t be the one to stand up for the crowd – because when the crowd are asked to speak, they will be silent”

Too many times in my life I’ve fallen foul of that. It stems from being the obvious choice when it comes to anointing a spokesperson. I am I suppose ‘gobby’ and I can hold my own. But what I don’t do so well is ‘tact and diplomacy’. I’ve never had much time for it. Why use a dozen words when one or two will do? Why indeed πŸ™‚ I greatly admire those who do possess the skills of tact and diplomacy. One definitely achieves more with sugar and honey than with an acidic dose of the truth.

I also don’t tolerate fools gladly and I am afraid any skills of tact and diplomacy I do acquire will most likely never be spent on them. Even though they’re the ones to most benefit! Arrrghhh life is such a tricky road to navigate. I’m at a crossroads .. I want to be the better person but I also want to drop kick people into reality. I need to let go of one because they do NOT go together. If I ever want to advance along this mortal coil I better opt for the former!

What quarrels of conscience do you have with yourself?

And what wonderful words of wisdom did Grandma impart that you now live by? Or wish you could!

Meanwhile, I can’t go without leaving some ideas of wonderful keepsake gifts to give your best ever Grandma!!

  • CUSTOMIZABLE Glamorous Grandma "Glam-ma" Throw Pillows
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable CUSTOMIZABLE Glamorous Grandma "Glam-ma" Throw Pillows is designed on the pillow and would interest those who like glamma, glam ma, grandma, grandmother, glamorous grandma, glamorous grandmother, and for grandma stuff.
  • Price: $52.75
  • Blessed to be a Grandma Teal Cross Shirt T Shirts
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Blessed to be a Grandma Teal Cross Shirt T Shirts is designed on the tshirt and would interest those who like blessed to be a grandma, blessed grandma, blessed, grandma, grandmother, cross, and flower stuff.
  • Price: $27.95
  • Upload Your Photo Custom Wallet Case Phone Wallet
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Upload Your Photo Custom Wallet Case Phone Wallet is designed on the piocwalletcase and would interest those who like baby, kids, family, grandkids, photo, upload your photo, and add your photo stuff.
  • Price: $23.95
  • Vintage Heart Custom Photo Mug Coffee Mug
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Vintage Heart Custom Photo Mug Coffee Mug is designed on the mug and would interest those who like photo, custom, family, for her, for him, mom, and mother stuff.
  • Price: $22.10
  • "Grandma/Grandpa" Nesting Mug Set Couples' Coffee Mug Set
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable "Grandma/Grandpa" Nesting Mug Set Couples' Coffee Mug Set is designed on the photousaloversmug and would interest those who like grandma, grandpa, grandmother, grandfather, grandparent's day, grandparent, and grandparents stuff.
  • Price: $21.10
  • Live Laugh Love Custom Photo Mug Mug
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Live Laugh Love Custom Photo Mug Mug is designed on the mug and would interest those who like photo, custom, family, for her, for him, mom, and mother stuff.
  • Price: $18.75
  • Grandma is my Name Classic White Coffee Mug
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Grandma is my Name Classic White Coffee Mug is designed on the mug and would interest those who like grandma, grandparent, grandmother, grandchild, grandson, baby, and boy stuff.
  • Price: $17.85
  • Family Portrait Photo Collage Mug for Grandparents
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Family Portrait Photo Collage Mug for Grandparents is designed on the mug and would interest those who like family, photo, collage, grandparent, portrait, multi photo, and picture stuff.
  • Price: $17.25
  • Great Moms Get Promoted to GRANDMA Classic White Coffee Mug
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Great Moms Get Promoted to GRANDMA Classic White Coffee Mug is designed on the mug and would interest those who like family, grandfather, my favorite people call me, grandma, grandparents day, grandmother, and grandpa stuff.
  • Price: $15.95
  • Personalized Photo Keychain
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Personalized Photo Keychain is designed on the keychain and would interest those who like personalized, personalize, photo, add your photo, your photo here, make it yourself, and your image here stuff.
  • Price: $10.60
  • I'm The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round Button
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable I'm The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round Button is designed on the button and would interest those who like baby shower, i'm the grandma, new grandmother, grandma, proud new grandma, grandma of the baby, and i'm the...
  • Price: $3.85
  • Grandma To Bee Pin
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Grandma To Bee Pin is designed on the button and would interest those who like baby shower, i'm the grandma, new grandma, grandma to be, baby shower family names, i'm the nana, and bumble bee baby shower stuff.
  • Price: $3.85
  • Keep Calm Grandma Greeting Card Pregnancy Announce
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Keep Calm Grandma Greeting Card Pregnancy Announce is designed on the card and would interest those who like grandmother, grandma, keep calm, pregnancy, announce, new baby, and baby stuff.
  • Price: $3.30
  • Great-grandma's 100th birthday Greeting Card
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Great-grandma's 100th birthday greeting card is designed on the card and would interest those who like birthday, flowers, roses, beautiful, grand mother, 100th birthday, and 100th stuff.
  • Price: $3.30
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater: Granny Got It
  • Merchant:Stupid.com
  • Description:The Ugly Holiday Sweater tradition continues with this Granny Got It Sweater. Is it warm, snuggly and a winter must Check. Is it tacky, but in the best way possible Check. This acrylic cotton Knit sweater, features Grandma in her hair rollers and wal
  • Price: $60.99
  • Grandma Hearts and Flower Picture Frame Personalized
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Add your personal sentiment to customize this Photo Frame for your Grandmother. This Grandma photo Frame is decorated with whimsical heart-shaped flowers, daisies, and a graceful butterfly, this frame includes words of love and plenty of room for your own
  • Price: $23.99
  • Grandma Daisy Picture Frame Personalized
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Add your personal sentiment to customize this Photo Frame for your Grandmother. - It's always spring when you give the gift of our personalized Delicate Daisy Picture Frame, decorated with the season's favorite flowers in shades of white and green. Featur
  • Price: $23.99
  • What Happens at Grandmas Sign
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Grandma Sign Says: What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandma's - Wood Signs are sent ready to hang; available with different text, colors and sizes. Artist signs and dates each carefully hand crafted wood sign. Each includes a key hole for easy hanging.
  • Price: $21.99
  • Our Special Grandma T-shirt
  • Merchant:Gifting Inc
  • Description:This Mother's Day Shirt for Mom or Grandma makes the perfect unique gift your Mother or Grandmother. Mother's Day is a perfect time to create the perfect gift your Mom, Grandma or Aunt is sure to cherish forever.Note:Please mention your Title (Grandma's,
  • Price: $16.22
  • Owning Grandma Mug
  • Merchant:Gifting Inc
  • Description:Grandma will be ready to take on the world after enjoying her morning coffee with this fabulous personalized grandma coffee mug.Note:Please mention your Title (Grandma's, Mom's, Nana's, etc.) and Gender (Girl, Boy or both) with Names in Speical instration
  • Price: $16.22
  • Infant Jumbo Bow "I Love Grandma" Pink Hat
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Take your sweet baby girl home in this precious newborn hat, or take newborn pictures in it! 100% Cotton Imported Hand Wash One size fits most for infants
  • Price: $14.95

  • I Love that You're My Grandma Black Box Sign
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Black distressed wood sign with white block lettering that reads "I love that you're my grandma". Great way for grandkids to tell your grandparents how they feel!
  • Price: $9.95
  • Personalized Grandparent Plate
  • Merchant:Modern Artisans
  • Description:Grandma, Nana, Bubbe, Abulela, or Granny... however you affectionately refer to the top matriarch in your family, we love them all! Handcrafted in the USA, the grandparent plate is personalized with your choice of endearing term along with up to 20 script
  • Price: $74.99

4 thoughts on “Grandmas are the best – they help us form our moral compass

  1. I am a pretty blunt person and down to earth and also guilty of not sugar coating at times when I probably should. Live and learn. I’d like to comment on a lesson I have learned from my grandma, but it is not something she said but something she showed me, which I did not really learn as a child but many years after she was gone. My grandma only spoke Finnish and I never could understand her, so never developed a real close relationship with her. All of my other grandparents died before I was born. I learned not so many years ago that when my siblings and myself (seven total) were little, my grandmother would cross country ski for miles just to go to the salvation army to buy us clothes. We were quite poor. I never completely appreciated those clothes until I learned this. So the lesson she gave me was family, and what we are willing to do for our family. I hope I show that in my every day life to my grandchildren. These are lovely gifts for grandmas!!

    1. WOW I am really moved by that story Darla, it is a very powerul one indeed. And yes testament to what family will do for eachother. A Grandma will walk (ski) a million miles for one of our smiles πŸ™‚

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