With Love

To post or not to post? Blogging is fairly new to me and sometimes I wonder what’s appropriate to share on the internet, but I think many of us can relate to this topic.

I stayed in Florida this week because my grandfather passed away. He was 89 years old and lived a long, happy and fulfilled life. He had seven children and loads of grandkids and great-grandchildren.

Pop Pu (as everyone called him, it’s Greek for grandpa) was a hard-working guy known for his chit-chat and constant smile. He was a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian with a penchant for giving.

God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7

My uncle shared this story today:

One day Pop Pu met a homeless man who needed shoes so Pop Pu went with him to Goodwill. Later that day my uncle saw Pop Pu in some dingy old shoes. He asked Pop Pu where the nice shoes that he had on earlier were. Pop Pu replied with a smile that the homeless man didn’t like any of the shoes at Goodwill but he liked the shoes on Pop Pu’s feet. Pop Pu gave his expensive shoes away and bought himself a pair at Goodwill.

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. ~Buddha

One of his favorite sayings: Happiness comes from the heart.

Thank you Pop Pu for living a life of love and happiness and sharing with us all. We will miss you!

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2 responses to “With Love

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your loss, but thank you for sharing such a touching story. I think it’s nice to be reminded that we are not just bloggers but real human beings with families, sadness, and stories.

  2. Patti

    That was a lovely summary of Papoo’s life and essence. I will always miss him.

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