“Nice flowers,” she said, sadly.
“Everything okay?” I asked.
“You know, I wanted to have grandkids by the time I turned 45,” she sighed. “But that didn’t happen.
“I’m confused,” I said, “Didn’t you show me pictures last week of you and your grandkids on vacation?”
“You’re right. Now that I’m over 55, I have grandkids. But they’re still just babies.”
“Are they okay? Did something happen to them?”
“No. They’re fine. The problem is I wanted to have great grandkids before I turn 60. The way it’s going I’ll be lucky if I have any by my 80th birthday.”
With that, she turned and walked away.
What can you learn from this?
You can’t always have what you want when you want it.
There are 5 important takeaways for you about interpersonal relationships that will help you with family and friends and at work.
- Instant gratification doesn’t last much longer than an instant.
- If we want our kids to become independent, we have to let them be independent.
- People make their own choices. We don’t control them.
- Learn to enjoy what you have before you look for more.
- There are a lot of ways to look at the same situation.
All the best,