Don’t Let the Grass Grow Under Your Feet.
After getting a total kick out of these grass flip flops I spotted in a gift shop in Sedona and seeing where someone who lives in the desert southwest might enjoy these, they reminded me of this saying Grandma used to say.
“Don’t let the grass grow under your feet!”
Some of her other favorites included, “Make hay while the sun shines,” and “Work before pleasure.”
I can still hear her saying these in my head, and it makes me smile.
Grandma only went to school until fourth grade before she had to stay home and take care of her brothers after the passing of her mother. At the age of nine, she also did the cooking and cleaning and laundry (long before automatic washers and dryers, microwaves, and vacuum cleaners) while her dad worked in the coal mine.
Can we even image any of our children at the age of 9 doing this today? Not that I would recommend it!
Though she lacked formal education, she had more common sense and a stronger work ethic than anyone I’ve known. There is nothing she wouldn’t try doing – including electrical work!
She taught me many things. Things you don’t learn in school.
She taught me the important “stuff!”
But most of all she loved me with a love I still feel today.
My grandma has been gone for over 20 years, but she is still my guiding light in so many ways every day. Now that I am a grandma, I can only hope that I will have the same impact on my grandchild(ren).
Cheers & Hugs,