GIVE: Receive By The Spirit — Wisdom From The Elderly

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Wisdom From The Elderly

© 2011 Grace Ste. Croix

June 1, 2011

“The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.” German Proverb

The elderly are the most important people in any society. Many cultures honor their elderly, holding their opinions and experience at the highest regard. In dark times, the elderly are there to give a clan advice on how to handle difficult situations. Currently, today’s society puts their elderly on the back burner, their opinions and ideas are set aside as outdated or obsolete.

History is known to repeat itself in many aspects. Why not avoid repeating the same mistakes? From relationships to money, the elderly have experienced heartbreak, financial issues, marital issues, and child rearing. They have home remedies, fabulous recipes and exciting stories for the rest of us to laugh, cry, and most of all, relate. When we receive this advice and life experience, we learn ourselves, and therefore become more enriched.

If you have a parent or a grandparent who is elderly, you not only receive advice but learn a piece of yourself. You might understand that your mother had the same passion for life as you do or your grandfather was just as adventurous as you are. These stories are shared and passed down and knowledge can be absorbed through sharing rather than the heartache of uninformed experience.

Like an aging fine wine, the elderly have timeless advice, love and experience to offer. Give yourself the chance to receive this important information and gain the wisdom of the elderly early in life!

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One Response

  1. Today i live by the teaching of my mother who is 83years old and she is very sick and evryday of my life i get upand come to her house and take care of her as she did me when i could not do for myself.I tell peolpe all the time it’s my turn to give back to her what she gave to me and to try to be the beast daugther as she is the mother and everyday i make her laugth with some of the funny things i say that i know she would like.We sit and look at t.v and talk about the crazy stuff people are doing in the world today.Sometimes she say i’m glade these things was not going on when she was young. And she say the younger people of today would not have made it back in her time of growing up they don’t understand how they have it today.

    I have seen alot of the old movies of back in the day and i am a strong black woman but i don’t think i could have lasted back in them times eather.I have never had to go through a lot in my life because i stay out of trouble all my life and never had any problems with the law because of my mom i have a lot of respect for my mom and would not want to have anybody come to har and say anything bad about me.

    And even today i stay out of trouble because she is real sick and i need to be there for her more then ever i am the baby out of 6 children and next mounth i will be 46 and they say i look like i’m 20 something and thats ok but i know that i past them numbers a long time ago.
    Well tell next time sisters much love to you’all i’m out.

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