Learning From Your Parents In Their Twilight Years

If you are a parent, no doubt you can identify with the concept of not only teaching your children, but being surprised that the true learning you are obtaining FROM them.

What about when you are deep in the sandwich generation?  How can you start learning again from your parents?

Some things I’ve learned recently from my 81 year old Dad–

He didn’t really like eating at family style restaurants.  That was my Mom’s choice.  Ruth’s Chris is more his style.

He’d rather shop at Nordstrom than The Rack; also Mom’s vote.

He’d rather a contemporary styled home; you mean that house you lived in for the past 50 years wasn’t your taste the whole time?

Lest you think this is  simply a profile of my Dad, here’s the take home.  COMPROMISE.  Know when to compromise and know when to speak up.  My parent’s marriage was a story book picture in my mind’s eye.  Accurate or not, what a great example.

Never stop playing.

Never stop laughing.

Never stop moving.

Never stop sharing.

Never stop learning.

Never stop reaching.

Never stop risking.

Happy trails.


About Melanie M. Morris
Broker of Trust and Authenticity I'm really a sales executive, but I'd rather identify with these ideals rather than to simply say...I'm a seller.

One Response to Learning From Your Parents In Their Twilight Years

  1. Doug says:

    Wow. Not too macho to admit your post made me tear up. Thanks for the reminders.

    P.S.: I do think you should change the title of your blog.

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