This is a holiday started by the United Nations in 1990. The theme for this year was "Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons: Towards a Society for All Ages".
Their official website is: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/ageing/whatsnew.html
I decided today to reflect on “Older Persons” who have touched my life and came up with a very clear answer…My Grandma…Pink Grandma…Bertha Meyer.
My Grandma was the best grandma in the entire world. I am sure a lot of people think that theirs is the best and I am sure they have the best grandma for them, but for me there is no better grandma in the world then Pink Gram!
Laughter, my Grandma had the best laugh, and I was able to hear it often. She was always laughing. I loved when she would tell stories and be laughing so hard she was crying and I could barely understand her.
I miss my Grandma every single day. I hope that I can bring as much to those around me as she did. She was a very proud resident of Grand Haven, Michigan, always volunteering in her community, always putting God and family first, and laughing her way through life.
Enjoy the “Older Persons” in your life, learn from them and don’t take one moment for granted.
I love you Grandma, and I miss you so much!