What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “family storytelling?” Do you think of a family sitting around a campfire telling ghost stories? A father making up some outlandish bedtime story for his children? A grandmother telling her grandkids about the differences between the time she grew up and now? (Side note: if you want to terrify your children, tell them a story about growing up in pre-Internet days.)
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How often do you believe you have more time than you actually do?
When life gets busy, as it always does, how often do you make excuses to yourself and push off the things you know you should do? Maybe it's a phone call to your grandfather you know you should make but you keep working long hours and are afraid it's now too late in the day to call. Maybe you feel guilty because one week of stalling turned into two months and you don't want to have to make excuses if you pick up the phone.
Over the last two years, the Pass It Down team has had hundreds of people share with us their stories of loss and regret, of conversations that never had a chance to take place. We all have someone in our life where we wish we could go back and visit with them one more time. We all have someone in our life who we should pick up the phone and call right now.
The end of a year is a chance to reflect and to plan on changes we want to make to our lives. Time is a precious thing and not something to be taken for granted. Act now and talk and visit with your relatives because you do not want to be filled with regret later.
What is your mom’s favorite movie? Who was her first love? What advice would she want you to pass down to your kids? If you could capture and preserve the stories of your loved ones and pass those memories down to future generations, wouldn't you want to do that?
In 1980, my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 23.