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We live, and we learn, isn’t that the way it goes? It’s a popular phrase that often describes a challenging scenario.
Got in an argument with your elder years ago? It happens. Stopped talking to your grandparents over something you can’t even remember? This also happens. But now that they’re in their senior stage of life, it’s a “now or never type” of timeframe to make amends.
It’s never too late to heal a wound with our grandparents
The best way to accompany our loved ones in old age is to forgive and heal wounds. After all, old age is a time to review what has been lived, and the wisdom of the years teaches us to forgive and break generational patterns.
Maybe after years of shame or guilt, your abuelos are finally over the disagreement. Oftentimes, they’re waiting for you to make the first move due to pride. It’s a way of life – but this doesn’t mean it should always be this way.
It’s 2022, and we’re breaking generational patterns. Instead of waiting for the worst to happen (and living with the heavy regret of what could have been), it’s time to take action and heal necessary wounds with our grandparents.
It’s time to break away from generational patterns
If this sounds like you – you’re not alone. A poll done in the UK last year found that more than 2 in 3 adults regretted not getting to know their grandparents.
From that global survey, we can assume that it’s not far off from our own in the U.S. I’d say it’s time to break that statistic. In my personal opinion, I 100 percent regret not talking to my late abuela about her upbringing. Imagine all the dots I could’ve connected with my mother just by knowing how she was treated growing up.
So, if you have living abuelos and abuelas, we urge that it’s never too late to heal a wound. Why not take this year to get to know your elders, and use their irreplaceable knowledge towards your immediate family?