GRAND Magazine - September/October 2013 - (Page 28-29)

cover story Don Miguel Ruiz fulfilling our sacred agreement to grandchildren by sUsAN reyNoLDs bAseD oN pAt bUrNs’ INterVIeW WItH DoN mIGUeL rUIz W orld-renowned spiritual leader don Miguel Ruiz, author of the global bestselling book The Four Agreements, believes that a grandparent’s primary responsibility is to expand love and joy in their grandchildren’s lives. It is a responsibility Ruiz embraced from the moment his eldest son, Miguel Jr., told him he was going to be an abuleo (grandfather). “The day I found out my daughter-in-law Susan was pregnant, I felt a joy like no other!” Clearly, Ruiz relishes the time he spends with eight-year-old Miguel Alejandro, who has autism, and six-year-old Audrey Ixchel. “I love to play with them,” he says. “I can happily say I am their toy, and they play with me.” Ruiz views play as an ideal way to foster spiritual growth and understanding. “Children love to play. It’s the way they learn many important things about life. You can use play to teach “ When we were children, we received the legacy of our parents and ancestors. Now this is our turn. We received the world a certain way, and we are modifying it. We can leave our children and grandchildren a new legacy . . . and our legacy is love, joy, and happiness. 28 GRAND september october 2013 “ click to hear pat burns’ interview with don miguel ruiz and eva Larrson. september october 2013 GRAND 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - September/October 2013

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2013
Congratulations 2013 GRANDparent of the Year Honorees!
Hooray for Grandparents, Ingenuity, and ICE!
GRAND Magazine Best of the Web Awards
Rockin’ the World
Leaving a Legacy
Don Miguel Ruiz: Our Sacred Agreement to Grandchildren
Keepsakes from the Heart
Do Kids Under 5 Get Too Much Screen Time?
Let the Learning Games Begin!
Falling into the Grandma Zone
A Special Grandmother
Ducky Butt, Not Tucky Butt!
GRAND Sponsor: ClearSounds Communications
Terrific Tech Gadgets for the Whole Family
The ABCs of Grandparenting: Who’s Teaching Whom?
Can Bribery Warm a Cold Shoulder?
Keep Your Marriage from Becoming a Casualty of Caregiving
Hidden Treasures

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2013