Life Worth Living

I like routine. I like schedules. I like to know what’s coming next. I like being able to plan everything in my life out.

The problem with this enjoyment of everything being scheduled is that life doesn't work that way. I know, I just taught you something profound.

My grandpa recently passed away. He was 94. He certainly lived his life to the fullest. He traveled around the world up until he could no longer move (a year ago). He loved and lived and laughed but in this quiet constant force of nature he changed lives and started some. He was the quiet patriarch of my family, never ruling of forcing, but encouraging and leading.

My grandpa was the last living grandparent I had. And I am thankful every day that I was able to spend 23 years of my life with him teaching my family and I. I want to be like my grandfather when I am older. I want to lead others in a encouraging quiet force that helps other to learn, and never steps on or hinders the growth of others. He wasn’t the type you would expect to be a boss or leader, he didn’t have the stereotypical characteristics that one would attribute to a “boss” but he encompassed everything that a leader should be.

I am eternally thankful for the example he led for my family, and I am thankful how he raised my aunt and father. He helped them turn into the most amazing people. I only hope to continue that legacy.

I love you Gramps.

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