Sometimes the people who inspire us, aren't the ones who have changed the world but are the ones who have changed ours. We are blessed to have Kel Sharp, our grandfather 'Gramps', in our lives. To know him, is to love him. We will never grow too old, young or weary to be grateful for the stories he has shared with us, the example that he is to us, and for the man that he is and has made his children be. Note: if you want to contact him for more wisdom, you will need to contact us. His little black diary is full, and we even need to book an appointment in with this great man. And he doesn't have time for social media, cause he is too busy living and loving life. The way everybody used too.
You have four sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Your family is
A big happy and loving family.
What do you think needs to change in today's society
Slow down, become more respectful and don't want so much.
What do you think the best chance for change is
People's attitude to change and consideration to other people.
What is it that you are most proud of
My family; my three boys, my four step children and their children.
In your life you have experienced great joy by faced many challenges such as fighting in the World War 2 aged 18 and losing your first wife Roma to raise three young boys. What did these events in your life teach you
I have an old saying 'Life wasn't meant to be easy'. That's true, you have to have faith, courage and understanding to be able to handle problems of life.
You have found love not once but twice in your life when you met 'Granny'. Love is
Love is caring, being kind and loving to each other, being honest and trusting. Don't argue.
What do you think of the youth of today and things like social media
Not all, but some are disrespectful and want too much. They spend way too much time on their electronics.
You are 89, what is it you still want to do with your one precious life
Just be healthy and satisfied with the life I have.
Your mother and father taught you
I had a good loving mother and father. Mum taught us to be honest, self reliant and adventurous. Dad taught us to be able to do anything, especially by ourselves and not rely on anyone to do our jobs.
The biggest thing you hope that your taught your children to pass on through generations and how you wish to be remembered
I endeavored to teach my children the same as in the previous question, the way I was taught. and I wished to be remembered the way everyone knew me. And to remember these simply guidelines to happiness.
1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less