Family is so important! Think about what you have learned from the elders in your family. Who would you be today without their influence? I know it is the luck of the draw, some of us got a better set of cards than others, however, if you take time to look at what your family has to offer, each on is has a lesson.
Take my 97 year old grandfather in law! Up until last year he was living alone and driving around town in his minivan. Oh, and playing golf every week in the summer. Spunk! Active in the community!
We asked him about growing up on a chicken farm in upstate. His father raised over 5000 chicks each year which he sold off. They kept 500 for their farm. He admitted times were tough at some points in his life, yet he never used the term "The Great Depression". He lived through it. He doesn't talk much about it though, it was just tough.
What we are going through now it tough. It most likely will get tougher, yet, when we are 97 years old, I don't think we'll be obsessing over how bad it was. Will we remember the fun parts of our lives? Will we become more active in our community? Will we become more frugal? Will we put more value on family than on material goods? Will we stay independent and self reliant?
Continue the journey and learn from family!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.