When Grandmommy died, I was afraid that some part of me would die. But instead what happened it’s just the opposite: part of Grandmommy me lives on inside me. Her spirit will be with me all my days. I can call on my memories of her anytime I need to be cheered or comforted or anytime I need to cheer or comfort others.
pg: 81- But what she would do for me it was truly remarkable, and it is the one thing I Val to emulate. Grandmommy he was a very busy woman. She’s sewed for dozens of people; she kept house; she went to Circle club, church, and Wednesday dinners; she attended Actors Theatre, the ballet, coffee…
Having unshakable personal integrity, building meaningful relationships, and making meaningful contributions are imperatives we learn from family, friends, and colleagues.
Having self-awareness, humility, and patience are among the life-changing lessons of learning to be a parent and a team member (as well as a team leader since leadership is sometimes far easier than fellowship for many of us).