Becky Netherland

Grandma's Pearls Of Wisdom - Poem by Becky Netherland

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)

Comments about Grandma's Pearls Of Wisdom by Becky Netherland

  • (1/12/2019 5:07:00 PM)

    I wish I could share this or print it. I have 4 Granddaughters from 24yrs to 1 year old and I would like to give this poem to each of them to remember me by, when I am no longer on God's Green Earth. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/17/2018 10:44:00 AM)

    Would like to use this for my grand daughters. It is such a beautiful poem and relates the things we need to do in life. (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    Requesting permission to use this poem in a Snapfish photo album I'm making for my granddaughter. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2018 5:43:00 AM)

    Please may I have permission to copy this for my Grandchildren aged 8 to 17. Thank you it is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2018 2:12:00 PM)

    Would like all 4 of my grand children to read this at my funeral, when the time comes, and change granddaughter to grandchildren if that is okay. It is just beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    This poem says all I would like to say to my granddaughter, who is about to celebrate her 18th birthday. I would like to give her a copy of it, with full accreditation to Ms Netherland. (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2018 4:39:00 PM)

    i now love this poem as it was read out at my grandma's funeral last Wednesday and it made me happy when the person was reading the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2018 9:02:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Would like to purchase a bookmark with this poem if available. If not, could I get permission to copy it for my granddaughter's graduation? Thank you (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2018 3:37:00 PM)

    I am asking for permission to copy this beautiful poem as a gift for my grand daughter who is graduating college. Please leave a response on my daughters email, Thank you for your time to respond. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2018 8:42:00 PM)

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  • (2/5/2018 12:54:00 PM)

    I have been so very moved by this beautiful beautiful poem. I would love to think all grandchildren would have sight of these truly wonderful words.

    Thank you
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  • (1/31/2018 3:57:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem just what I want to send to my 3 beautiful grznddsughters (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2017 5:36:00 PM)

    the most beautiful poem ever and i cant wait to share with my granddaughter (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 12:39:00 PM)

    where can i buy a laminated copy to use as bookmarker for my granddaughter (Report) Reply

    (4/27/2018 3:01:00 PM)

    Where can I buy a laminated copy for my granddaughters

  • (11/10/2017 2:02:00 PM)

    May I use your poem in a book I'm writing? (Report) Reply

  • Michael Gale (5/21/2016 5:46:00 PM)

    This is a great poem that My wife has been searching for, for a very long time! Excellent poem for sure! :) (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2015 5:21:00 PM)

    Awesome! Touched every fiber of my being....
    I want to share this with my (5) Wonderful Grandchildren:
    Angel, Mikxie, Mika, Jenzay & Arky.
    Wise advice for them to keep in their hearts.
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  • (5/16/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    beautiful words of wisdom for my long awaited grandaughter Aamina rose x (Report) Reply

    (5/10/2015 5:28:00 PM)

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

  • (12/2/2009 3:19:00 PM)

    This is wonderful! What insight and advice. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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