Be like her

Personal

I took my grandparents to the pool the other day and as I was floating in the bubbles of the spa, I noticed an old man looking over at us whilst we were laughing about some forgotten memory.
As I made eye contact with him, he questioned, “Is that your grandma?” I nodded and he continued, “I always see your grandparents here and your grandma gives me an impression of 3 things.” He perked up his fingers and proceeded to counting down. “She gives off a feeling of contentment, she seems caring and lastly, she’s also very elegant” and elaborated his thoughts. I looked over at my totally clueless grandma before translating and she giggled, giving him the cutest thank you I ever heard. He concluded, “Be like your grandma” with an all-knowing look and left it at that.
It was such a beautiful moment; when people make the effort to give strangers advice or compliments, you know it’s coming from a good place. I thought about his words a bit more whilst I stretched out inside the sauna. My grandma is such an amazingly kind woman and she embodies everything I want to be; she is witty, caring, loving, cute, fair, she puts others before herself, doesn’t care for superficial things, cooks really well, not lazy in the slightest and always makes the effort to do things for other people. She is such a great role model and is always there for me and my family. It took a kind man’s words to remind me that I have a long way to go to being even a 10th of the woman my grandma is.
So I have a question. Who’s someone you look up to in your life? What sort of person do you want to be?
xoxo Paula

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