Grandma's Pearls Of Wisdom Poem by Becky Netherland

Grandma's Pearls Of Wisdom

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To My Granddaughter...

I’ve traveled paths you’ve yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I’m 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 hurt you
And though you have your pride
Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side
Walk softly when you’re 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’s 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 still can make a difference
By how you live your life
And so I’m very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe in you

(©2008 Becky Netherland for The Bradford Group)

Bernadette Holman 16 May 2012

beautiful words of wisdom for my long awaited grandaughter Aamina rose x

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My Grandchildren will certainly benefit from this wonderful poem too...

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Bethany Waters 02 December 2009

This is wonderful! What insight and advice. :)

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Joanna 10 November 2019

Is it legal to print this poem? If not, how may I order? Thank you.

2 7 Reply 20 February 2022

Beautiful poem. How may I obtain a copy of it.

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Mary S. 17 October 2020

Beautiful words to be able to pass along to my Grandaughter.and as she raises her family let it be part of her legacy to pass to other generations.

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Bette 22 September 2020

Such a beautiful poem for a grandmother to share with a meaningful, so warm and so heartfelt!

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Thelma 13 July 2020

Love this poem, and would love to put it in my granddaughters memory book, if I may?

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May I copy this for my granddaughters?

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Alice 17 November 2020

May I copy for my granddaughters?

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