My Grandmother…

The 100 Words on Saturday prompt:

my grandmother/grandfather said…

2d514474-672f-49c4-929e-6b3f8dc84559_zpsbca51962My grandmother said to me, “Open that trunk and pick out anything you like from the dress materials and saris kept in it, they are brand new clothes and not hand-me-downs”. She smiled at her own wit, though her eyes glazed over with pain.

When I refused to take anything, she said, “I am 94 years old, have a broken hip bone, and these clothes are of no use to me but giving you something you like will make me happy.”

She taught me so many things: smiling through pain, generosity, courage, self-respect, ability to live life to the fullest.


By Sulekha Rawat


12 thoughts on “My Grandmother…

  1. We can learn so much from our elders, if only we open ourselves to their wisdom and learning-from-life. Sadly, I see more and more of our youngsters not interested in that kind of wisdom. Thanks Sulekha for this lovely piece.

  2. Ability to live life the fullest-this is one of many things I need to learn from my grandmother. The enthusiasm and curiosity at her age puts me to shame. A lovely post about your grandma, Sulekha!

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