Lessons we can all learn from Great-Grandma Silvia

Every now and then, the internet makes it possible for us to stumble across wonderful gifts and treasures. This is a beautifully animated recording of a woman, Ellaraino, recalling her first meeting with her 106-year-old great-grandmother, created by the wonderful StoryCorps.

In less than 3 minutes, we hear all we need to know about the importance of hope, self-belief and, above all, how we should never presume to judge others. Ellaraino’s story is moving and inspirational – a memorable testament to the power of the human spirit and a fitting legacy indeed for Silvia.

21 thoughts on “Lessons we can all learn from Great-Grandma Silvia

    1. so very true – how marvellous and essential that the internet allows us to access these stories which would perhaps otherwise remain largely buried.


    1. That is such a shame – we all have important stories to tell, even if we don’t think they are particularly interesting to others. I guess this is easily forgotten in the hurly-burly of life. Thank you for stopping by on the blog – it’s great to have your company! 🙂

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