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Grandparents did this one thing everyday to build an incredible relationship with their grandchild

It's unbelievably simple and it will make your day.

Grandparents did this one thing everyday to build an incredible relationship with their grandchild

It's unbelievably simple and it will make your day.
  • Grandparents are such a blessing. They love you just as much as your parents do, but unlike your parents, they don't get the downside of needing to dole out punishments if you misbehave. They want you to be happy, which is why they try to visit you and sometimes bring little gifts when they come over to chat.

  • For Rio, her grandparents did more for her than just visit occasionally.

  • Each morning, "gran or grandad" comes outsides, and gives a hearty wave to their granddaughter as Rio rides the bus to work.

  • This may seem small to other people, but it makes Rio's day every time they do it.

  • Their sweet act is a reminder that we should all make more of an effort to connect with our family. Here are three reasons why you should make sure grandparents are part of your life:

  • 1. They have lived a long life so they know what matters and what doesn't

  • This is one of the reasons why this Scottish set of grandparents knew how to show love to their grandchild. They knew that it was important to be there for Rio every morning, rather than just stopping by for a short visit every once in a while. Their daily act of showing their love means more than an annual birthday card stuffed with money could every communicate.

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  • 2. They know when someone needs emotional support

  • Again, your grandparents have lived a long life and know what it means to live a good life. They want you to be happy and successful and are willing to give you the emotional (and sometimes the financial) support to make you the best you possible.

  • This is what 60 years of marriage looks like. I love them, so much. #grandparents

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  • They have supported each other through rough patches and want to support you through the same.

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  • 3. People need people

  • Whether you are 92 years old or nine-months old, people need people. Grandparents are the easiest people to connect with because they already love you. They want you to be happy, so isn't it fair for you to return the favor? It's the little things you do that will make their whole day.

  • Whether you are waving back to them in the morning or reusing their prized possession, know that your grandparents love you and just want to be there for you. Do what you can to make sure they know you love them too.

Christa is a part time photographer, part time writer and full time lover of life. She loves eating chocolate chip cookies and singing (but not at the same time). She has her degree in political science.

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