I was reflecting on the life of my husband's grandfather whom we all called Gramp. He was born in 1901 and lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu, small pox, polio, recessions, bush fires and many other personal challenges. By the time I met him, he was an old man. A man though, of enduring faith, tenacious curiosity and great hope.
His tenacious curiosity always stood out to me. In his 90's he decided to rebuild a motor bike, to take up fixing clocks, to try out vegetarianism, and to continue sharpening his mind through memorizing poetry and scripture. Curiosity born out of his relationship with God kept him in a state of awe and wonder. During his 101 year life there were many troubles and heartache; but, he chose to reap from the good and not so good a life worthy of honour by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Curiosity is a character strength that we should nurture during this challenging time and see what good we can harvest.