Grandma's Pearls of Wisdom

I have traveled paths you've yet to walk.
Learned lessons old and new
and now this wisdom of my life
I am blessed to share with you.

Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy and
Leave them feeling glad.

Forgive those who might have hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side.

Walk softly when you are angry,
Try not to take offense
Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter's power is immense!

Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold.
Don't shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold.

Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day
Take it out when it is needed
When it is near, you'll find a way.

Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part
Love deeply and love truly,
Give freely from your heart.

The world is far from perfect,
There's conflict and there's strife
But you can still make a difference
By how you live your life.

I am so very blessed
to know the wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughters
and I believe in you!