The Power of Perspective

This year marked the 5 year anniversary of my Grandfather’s passing. When he died, it was like losing my father. In fact, he was the only father figure in my life for my first 8 years until my mother remarried. So it’s no surprise his death affected me as deeply as it did.

This past thanksgiving, while surrounded by my family and sharing memories of past generations, I found myself reflecting on what a remarkably different life my grandfather lived from mine. It really helped me to gain a perspective for many facets of my life today.

Perspective on hard times

My grandfather was born in Germany, in 1922, but his parents immigrated to the U.S. while he was an infant. He was eight


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One Response to The Power of Perspective

  1. Cindy M says:

    Thanks for the excellent article. Makes me think of my own grandparents, all four of them. Different times for sure, and you have to admit it made them stronger and less self-absorbed people. Then I look at my nieces and nephews and think yikes, what babies and what do they really have to complain about. Good to remind ourselves how good we still have it in this country.

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