“We have within us everything needed to surmount seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We are strong, we are determined, we are resourceful, we are creative, we are resilient, and we have the wisdom that comes with age and experience.” From the 2006 Toronto Statement of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
Across the globe grandmothers are part of a movement that is changing the world. “This is the first time in history that grandmothers have campaigned universally and vigorously for political, economic and social change.” (Paola Gianturco in Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon)
Even for those of us who don’t have grandchildren or even children, the call to contribute in meaningful ways stays strong in us through our long lives.
What is your dream for future generations?
What seemingly insurmountable obstacle do you feel called to use your wisdom and creativity to address?