Wisdom from Becki Hawkins

One of my favorite adults to spend time with as a child was my grandfather. I followed him downhill to the barn, across the pasture, into the garden, inside the chicken house. He talked and I listened. One of the life lessons I learned from him is that even if you live to be 110, it’s brief.

This is becoming truer to me as I have recently reached my 60′s and remember him. What kind of footprints do I want to leave here on this Earth?

Those who are critically ill or terminally ill teach us so much about life and death. The trick is whether or not we want to listen. We must train ouselves to ‘be present’ to them, really hear them, and honor the wisdom their suffering is teaching us.

We can become so caught up in our day-to-day survival modes that we miss golden opportunities to make a difference to someone else in our path. When we stop and make the time to be still and listen to our heart, our spirit, speak to us in meditation as we seek to hear The Spirit, we find we are more aware of our purpose in being here….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Becki is the author of Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death.

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago


Judy S.
Judy S3 years ago

Thank you Becki, this is the first article I have read that is inspirational to the word of God. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. I have lived life without Him and then He called my name and now I do my best to live life according to His word and let me tell you His way is best and blessed!

Tim C.
Tim C3 years ago


Becki H.
Becki Hawkins3 years ago

Thank you!! Each comment is precious to me!!
Blessings to each of you!!

Robby R.
Robby R3 years ago

Family is rad.

Laura P.
Past Member 3 years ago

grandparents are a true treasure. thanks for sharing.

Marianne B.
MARIA B3 years ago

I grew up with no grandparents. All died before I was born. I always missed that. But, the work I did with the elderly and dying, I learned much.

tiffany t.
tiffany t3 years ago

My Grandparents exposed me to wonderful experiences, knowledge, inspiration, determination, love of nature, love of adventure, the list is endless. I know they still walk beside me everyday creating the same energy that they did on this earth. I would not be half of the person I am today without them. It is a generation that saw so much change and had to adapt, I just wish younger generations understood, how important our elders knowledge is. I am still drawn to elders and help them in anyway I can, volunteer at local facilities if possible, so many older adults do not have family. Just sit and listen and watch their eyes light up ; )

Robby R.
Robby R3 years ago

Wisdom is good.

tanzy t.
tanzy t3 years ago

Grandparents who are there for you rule.