Life’s problems are something like this. . Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK. Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache. . Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything. . It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ at the end of every day before you go to sleep…. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way! In the present world many parents are staying alone as their children are abroad. Many parents think that they should not trouble their children, they have grown up, they have their own life so they want to be independent. Many parents like to stay in old age home even if their children are ready t take care of them because the parents also want their own space . They dont mind helping their children in taking care of the grandchildren if it is necessary, otherwise they like to stay separately or old age homes. Many people think that the children have left them there , but some of have gone to stay on their own. Today had gone for Narayaneeyam and my husband's friend was celebrating his 80th birthday and kept Narayaneeyam. His children are abroad and they could not come for the Narayaneeyam. I was feeling sad for them. Usually the daughters or daughter in law give haldi kumkum and the thambulam but here their friends were helping to give the thambulam, only her sister had come. After children are grown up and well settled parents also need some rest. They are happy to stay with the children and grandchildren if they have to stay with them because grandchildren make them happy. But in some houses the children feel that the grandparents are spoiling the grandchildren. In today's world so much competition is there for the children that every parent want their child to be the best. Life is all about adjustments.. Between your FEELINGS and REALITY… At every stage.. You have to QUIT.. Your FEELINGS and accept the Reality… Lucky are those parents who stay with their children and grandchildren and make them happy and they also are happy. EVery house needs elderly persons to teach the children good things . When they advice the children, the children many not like but later when they grow up they also understand and come to know that what their parents advised them was 100% right.