4.05.2010

Bringing out the Best in Others

"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness."~Robert Brault

True? Oh, yes. I truly believe that when someone loves me and I know it, it brings out in me an intense desire to prove them right. And I believe that even more strongly about children. They will rise to the level you have set for them if they know you love them.

How wonderful, then, to give someone that opportunity -- to love them so strongly and so clearly that they have no doubt about the way you feel about them, and then to prove you right. Again and again and again.

And that adorable boy above? I know he loves me. And he makes me want to be the best Grandma in the world, for he and the rest of the precious grandkiddoes that are our privilege to love.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

What a cute picture of the two of you! You are the best grandma ever!

Andrea said...

Never really thought of it that way! Thanks Jan for the insight!

MiaKatia said...

What a cute picture. It is wonderful to be loved and to love in return.

Natalie Scott said...

What a sweet picture! You are RIGHT as usual. :)

Phogles said...

Jan, that is a glorious quote. Thank you for sharing it, and your thoughts. I think I may need to swipe it! (where do you GET these marvelous quotes?)

Suzanne said...

Mmmm, so true. Love the picture of you two!

jenjamin said...

LLLAAAA-ove that quote! Love you!
XO