When I was growing up, I wanted to to inspire people. I wanted to put a million smiles in people's hearts. I wanted to help people to remember the important things in life - love, connection and gratitude.
Now that I have grown up, I wonder whether or not I have done any of these. I wonder if I can still do it. I wonder if the world is still as beautiful as I saw it. I wonder if humans are still expecting to smile as I expected.
Most importantly, I wonder if I have ever made you proud.
I miss you, grandma.
November 20, 2009 (a year after you went away)