I turned 68 a month ago and have been doing a lot of thinking about the fact that I’m in the last inning or two of life. Getting older got me to thinking about what we psychologists call “generativity,” the stage of life where we desire to create or nurture things that will outlast us and be of benefit to those who follow, especially the younger generation.
This, in turn, led me to decide to write a book of advice for my grandkids where I hand down to them the things God taught me over the years about how to live an emotionally healthy life. In writing a book like this, I wanted to leave my grandkids something from their (favorite) granddad they can turn to for guidance long after I’ve left the planet. And, hopefully, something they can pass along to their kids.
In light of all this, I’m writing a book called, Pop’s Advice: A Granddad Guides His Grandkids, and will publish two (short) chapters each week on this page. When I run out of things to say, I’m going to put all the chapters together in a book.
I could use your help in all of this. If, after reading the first few posts, you feel good about the direction I’m headed and the quality of the content, please tell everyone you know about Pop’s Advice. My prayer is that young people will be helped by these posts and that those who parent and grandparent them will be as well.