In a jewel which is Family, Grandparents are the most precious GemstoneThere is an analogy often made in Indian culture that a family is like a Necklace (one of the most famous jewel) where each bead is important in connecting it together. And I completely believe in this analogy and for me, my grandparents are the most precious bead in connecting this jewel together. They always have something which keeps the family bounded either through their stories, lectures and even punishments.
Whether they live far away or near they somehow have an everlasting impact on their grandchildren even if they meet once a year or during in holidays and in shaping the personality which further keeps the family bounded. I lost one of these gemstones last year so I dedicate this thread to all those gemstones you have. Love them be with them as much as you can because you don't get the precious time with them again and again.
Parents also should keep their children in touch with their grandparents. If a family can't live together at least once a year children should be made to visit their grandparents. Because one day these precious gemstones will vanish suddenly from the jewel of the family and we will not even have time to say a proper goodbye. I am lucky to have lived many important memories and memorable moments with my precious gemstone and will still enjoy in future in a unique jewel I have, and I think every child should be this lucky to live their moment with the precious gemstone and in a bounded jewel if possible even if the jewel is not perfect the gemstone will always give their shine and brightness.