“Grandpa how do you know if you love someone?”

his granddaughter asked in a whisper soft and low


“That’s a hard question to answer,” her grandpa said,

"because in most cases you just know”.


“It starts with a feeling in your heart

which finds its way into your brain

and you begin to feel joy when that person feels joy

and pain when they feel pain.”


“And whenever you think about that person

wether they’re standing next to you…or from afar…

you cannot help but smile 

because you know how lucky you are.”


And don’t you ever worry 

when you feel love…you’ll know

and the minute that it grabs you

you’ll never want to let it go.”


"Do you understand?” her Grandpa asked.

his granddaughter smiled, “I do.”

Then she put her arms around his neck and said,

“Grandpa…I love you”.


Then she whispered in her Grandpa’s ear

another whisper soft and low

“Grandpa if it’s okay with you…

I never want to let you go.”

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I had a wonderful moment yesterday…it was the perfect circumstance…

when my granddaughter said, “Hey PopPop…how’d you like to dance?”


I hesitated but she persisted…“It’s easy…you will see

we pick a song and you follow the moves from the video on TV.”


I’ve never been known for my rhythm…but I kind of remembered the song

so I put my inhibitions aside and tried to dance along.


My arms began to flail…I had the rhythm of a stone…

I tried to dance to the music but my feet had a mind of their own.


Eventually I didn’t care if I was nimble or light as a feather.

What was more important than the dance…was that we were dancing together.


And for a moment, just a moment…in my mind we were the perfect pair…

She was a young Ginger Rogers…and I was Fred Astaire.


An hour later my legs were sore,…I hadn’t danced like that since I was ten…

But I know for certain if she asked me tomorrow…I‘d dance with her again.


Grandparents if you want to make a memory…I suggest you take a chance


to trip the light fantastic…when your granddaughter asks you to dance.

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