My rich inheritance
January 29, 2013 §
My Grandfather was an extraordinary man.
He changed thousands, and thousands of lives with his
encouraging words, unconditional love and kindness.
He is not alive on this earth anymore. But he has left a large legacy.
I often run into people who knew him, all they want to do is talk about him.
Usually tears form in their eyes as they tell me the story of how my Grandfather
changed their lives
“Ich Liebe Dich“,
he told me every single day as I sat curled up on his lap.
“Don’t ever be ashamed of who you are, or what God has given you“
Those words, changed my life.
“You cannot receive
more love than
you are willing
to pass on.
Only as you
pass on love
will be fulfilled.”
—E. August Hoefer [my Grandfather]
Words impact and change lives.
For the positive or negative.
What word, or phrase has altered your life?
Who smiled a look of encouragement? When you felt
you couldn’t take another step?
How will you spread your word into the world?
How will you reshape a broken heart?
You have so much power.
Will you use it?
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Vielen Dank, Fraulein. Your Grandfather left us a wonderful remembrance in the form of an extraordinary Granddaughter.
Your writing is a bright spot in my life, and many others, I’m sure.
Sie sind herzlich eingeladen.
Wow, that makes me very happy. Danke, danke! 🙂
Danke, danke, danke! 🙂
We all have our stories – some sad, some happy – but in the end it’s all about living the Golden Rule, isn’t it? We all seem to come to that point from our diverse heritages as our hair color becomes predominantIy gray, or non-existent. I enjoy your eloquent missives Thank you.
yes, i love that…our hair all turns gray, we all have that much in common.
Ich liebe dich
Ich liebe dich 😀
What a beautiful legacy. Thank you for sharing.
THanks Alena 🙂
thanks for sharing this about your grandfather – wonderful post…
Awesome, thank you so very much for sharing!
thanks for reading :]
it’s a beautiful heritage from your grandpa…!!!
hello Rohidas, how are you
Here’s a phrase that’s altered my life: ‘Make money’, joking. This one means something to me: ‘The bad times are only bad when you’re going through them’
Beautiful words shared about a beautiful man… thank you for sharing them with me. 🙂
Little brother….I didn’t know you followed my blog…?! Ha. Ich liebe dich. 🙂
This is really beautiful.
Of course, I’m learning how to use the gift that God gives to me. I also hope can touch other’s hearts. 🙂