National Grandparent’s Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day. Grandparents play such an important role in our lives, whether it is primary caregiver, mentor, maker of the best chocolate chip cookies, or who we listen to in order to gain words of wisdom. They often in some ways shape who we are. If you can this week, take some time to enjoy their company. This will be the greatest gift. If you can’t see them, give them a call and give them the time to listen. Remember, grandparents often will ask about you first and listen intently to everything you have to say. They want to know what you have to say and what is going on in your life. They are often never rushed or in a hurry. If you are lucky enough to have a grandparent who is there just for you, reach out.