Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Encourage Your Grandchildren With - It Makes My Heart So Happy to Be Able to Spend Time With You

Summer is here and for many grandmas, and grandpas, too, it means extra time spent with grandchildren; I know it does for us! If you are a grandparent who sees more of your grandchildren in the Summer, take this opportunity to encourage your grandchildren in simple, but meaningful ways by the things you say to them. Right now, before you do anything else . . . well, maybe after you finish reading this post . . . on a post-it-note, write down three things you want to be certain to communicate to your grandchildren over the summer. Put the post-it-note inside your Bible, where you will see it and remember.

Over the coming months, as you spend time with your grandchildren, be sure you communicate these three things to them - in as many ways as you are able. For example . . .
  • Since you will be spending more time with them, tell them; "It makes my heart so happy to be able to spend time with you."
  • You are able to repeat this with simple variations, such as; "I am so happy to be here with you today!
  • Or, consider saying; "It just makes my day to be with you today!"
  • One more idea would be; "My favorite thing about today, is I have been able to spend it with you!"
Encourage your grandchildren by being purposeful with the messages you give them this summer - hearing these types of things from you will impact them profoundly and powerfully.

And, if your grandchildren live far and/or you will not be spending extra time with them, be purposeful about connecting with them over the phone, on-line or even through snail mail and tell them the same type of things.

Be a grandma or grandpa who makes a lasting and loving impact on the children God has given to you, by being purposeful about the things you say to them - it matters.

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