I Believe the key to a good life is being happy with what you got!

Steven - Wilmington, Massachusetts
Entered on January 7, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family

Around two years ago from today my grandmother passed away, at the age of 89. Her death was hard to swallow for the whole family, not just because she was our sister, grandmother, mother, but someone who was truly respected on how she lived her life. Growing up she never had life’s luxuries that today we take for granted. The family moved to Cambridge from Poland, and didn’t speak a word of English, soon after finished grade school the great depression hit and it was soup and bread a few times a week. Coming out of the depression she got married to Aeneas, but life got no easier as she gave birth and raised 14 children. Throughout the days I was so fortunate to have with her, she was always happy, and more then willing to do for others. When she passed away I finally realized why she was always so giving, never asking for more then she needed. It was because life was simply too short to want, instead enjoy what you have, and make life your luxury.