The job my wife is involved with puts her in contact with many seniors day in and day out. We talk often about what goes on with her job and most of it is her telling me stories that she has had told her. Over the past year I have learned that the elderly people teach by telling stories. If we want to learn we have to be willing to sit down and listen. They are so eager for an audience someone to talk to, someone that will listen to what they have to say. The wisdom is there, are we willing to sit long enough to discover it?
They tell stories, and hidden within those stories is the wisdom of the ages. Take the time to listen, spend the time to find out about them. Take a recorder the next time you visit grandma or grandpa and record in their own words what they have to say. They have so much to offer, and yet most spend their day’s looking out the window… alone.