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This short video called, My Grandfather will capture your heart. It’s taken by a young man and it’s a message about how his grandfather’s words turned into a legacy.
Have you heard of Keep Good Going? It’s an idea that I heard about through New York Life. It’s the idea of doing personal good that will positively affect everyone in your family. It’s those great life lessons and the good that you want to pass on to others you care about. In big or small ways, because you know it can shape their life experiences, in a positive way.
Back a few years ago, my family and I had the honor and privilege of taking care of my grandfather at home. We lovingly call him papaw.
We took care of him for close to 6 months. In that time, I got to learn more about him than I ever knew before. He taught us all a great life lesson…
At the end of the day, our family is all that matters.
I know that sounds obvious, right?! But the truth is, in those 6 months he didn’t talk about work or bills. He didn’t talk about tv shows or the weather. He didn’t talk about the hum-drum things of a normal day while he was young and raising a family.
What he did talk about was family. His wife. His children. His brothers and sisters. His grandparents. Memories. He talked about the good times and the struggles his family went through.
Thinking back on that time, it’s made me realize that I need to slow down and pay more attention to what matters most to me. My family. All too often I find myself in one room, the husband in another room and little man playing or watching TV in his own room.
I’ve challenged myself and I’m challenging you. Set aside a time each day where you spend quality family time together. Whether it’s dinner, watching a movie together, playing a game, or just sitting around the table talking. We can pass this value down to our own children, and they’ll pass it down to theirs one day. Learn more about how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going.
This is how I want to Keep Good Going.
What life lessons have you learned? How will you Keep Good Going??
The Keep Good Going Life Lessons are welcome nuggets of wisdom and insight that are derived from life experiences. They are often simple, but always profound because they touch on the truths that hold life together. They are personal (not social or community) good, about you and those close to you. They are communicative of the good that continues in your personal life, and always tie back to New York Life and the products and services they provide.