Guidance with Letters to my Granddaughter
A Family Affair
A warm welcome to my website Guidance with Granny with Letters to my dear Granddaughter. With these letters, I am aiming to guide ignorant young adults towards success and happiness.
Reminiscing about the good old days, thinking how simple things were, and best of all, how happy it made us. Parents were involved and all families had close bonds. Is the society turning back towards it?
A Tribute to My Parents
My parents were born very early in the previous century and experienced many world events over nine decades.
Both were very wise people and set a perfect example. With good planning, Dad accomplished a lot on a teachers salary. As an example, my Dad never bought anything on hire purchase. He even bought his cars and houses cash, no debt ever. Dad had the patience to wait until he had saved enough to buy cash. He had a second income though, and save not spend. Mom was the most caring and supportive person, an excellent cook and a good organiser. She did all her planning in advance. Making lists of everything. Experience taught her to always have a plan B and never left it until the last moment. All was always done to near perfection.
They had a wonderful relationship. She adored him and he was a good provider. There were disagreements in the relationship yes, but never arguments or name-calling.
Money was never too much, just enough, but love and care were in abundance. As an only child, I received it all. They were the best parents and giving me an open mindset to grow. I was and still are, very lucky and proud.
Can I be this parent to my children?
My parents Willie and Mien Kok
Guidance with Granny, is my way, to honour and keep the legacy of my parents alive. What I am sharing in these letters, I mostly learned from them.
Guidance with Granny
These letters to my Granddaughter are all about creating a lifestyle with good habits, for a happy and successful life.
I do understand that changes are inevitable. Over time, political social and family lifestyle changes happen, but in this process, certain core values got lost along the way. As a result, it is hard today, to find honest and sincere people, especially in business, in other words, people with integrity.
Most people have self-centred images and appearances to maintain, so desperately wanting to fit into a hollow society. It is more important to have an image than being themselves. To them, it is essential, because acceptance has become their priority number one.
On the other hand, there are still wonderful selfless people around, making it all worthwhile.
Our older generation grew up, with a different set of values than the young adults of today. Therefore, it makes it hard to sometimes understand the new ways.
Life has changed, from the warm caring families and close-knit communities to the clinical impersonal cold, competitive disconnected societies of today. Why did that happen?
Even the way we eat has changed dramatically. From wholesome natural food to genetically modified synthetic products, hardly recognisable as healthy hearty food.
All is not bad though, there are many advantages that came with the new millennium. Greater choices can be made in almost everything. Just think how easy it is to connect with people on the other side of the world. New technology has also made the world a smaller place in the market place. You can buy anything from everywhere in the world and are not restricted to your own country.
Conclusion of Guidance with Granny Letters to my Granddaughter
Dear Reader, enjoy these letters with an open mind. Feel free to agree or disagree. It will be very interesting to hear your opinions, and best of all, suggestions and experiences. All will be welcome.
Be Successful and most of all Happy.
Fulfil your dreams and goals with the help of old-world glory.
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These letters are certainly not in any way professional advice. It is a reflection of my own experiences and what I was taught. Therefore, forwarding practical experiences to my dearest granddaughter Thinette, and for that matter, each one reading.