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In keeping with theme of “aging parents.”  There are many things that we will wish that we knew and things that we wish we could have one more thing so ask.  Trust me I know.  The one thing I always wanted to ask my mother was if I had turned out to be everything she wanted of me.

I knew that my mother loved me and cared for me.  She always vocalized that.  She loved and thanked me for giving her grandchildren to enjoy before she died.  And, I always felt special.

However; there are things that we do not ask our parents and somehow we wish that we could go back and find out.

Asking questions are a great way to learn and grow. When you ask your parents about yourself no matter the stage in your life, you gain a perspective on areas of your life that you may or may not have ever realized.  Look, listen and document your answers:

ohhhhHow can I be a better daughter?

ohhhhWhat do you see as my greatest strengths?

ohhhhWhat do you think are the weaknessess I should work on?

ohhhhIn your experience, which friends do you think are, or have been an influence in life?

ohhhhIn your eyes, do you think I’ve chosen the appropriate career for my abilities, or do you see me doing something else?

ohhhhWhen do I make you most proud?

ohhhhWhat is the most important thing you’ve learned in life?

These are just a few questions to ask your parent(s), because their point of view is imeasurable. Even though you are an adult and may have raised a family, your parent knows best, and has much insight to most of the world that you have yet to see.

I value the expertise of life that my parent or anyone older has to give.  I take it to heart and I listen and learn.



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