Your Aging Parents Have their Goals and Dreams Too?
Remember the words of the wise that says, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions?
Have your aging parents or elderly grandparents lost their vision and dreams? This is the time to step up and help them decide to live a full life, not a life that is wasting away. Step up and gently remind your aging parents that you love them and you want the best for them.
Questions that you can start with:
How would your next five years look like?
What would you do if you are not able to drive?
Where would you like to live in the next five years?
What does an ideal day look like for you?
If money is not a hindrance, what would you like to do in the next five years?
Our aging parents and grandparents have been through the seasons of life and sometimes they have forgotten to look after their own needs. Their home environment may be neglected or they have never gone for a vacation for a long time. Some are so restricted in their movement and they may even be housebound most of the days in a week.
Do you know what their dreams and goals are?
They may have dreamt about taking that Alaskan cruise all their lives but never took the time or money to go on one. They might still have that depression era mentality where every penny counts and they have never gone on a vacation overseas or out of state!
Can you imagine living a life sacrificing for their children and putting their dreams on hold? Now that they are aging