Digging for Your Roots

September 28th, 2010 No Comments Tags: , , , ,

What is it about our past that’s oh so compelling?? I find the older people get the more yearning they do to find out about those who came before them. Who were they? What did they do? What was their day-to-day life like? Did they make a difference in their time?

I’m a bit of a romantic. I feel that in my genetic code are bits and pieces of family I know and many I have never met. Funny, years ago my hubby boy (aka Quicon Jin) mimicked a gesture I do with my hand “Oh go on” that’s just like my late Grandma used to do. I never realized it until he pointed it out. When I get together with relatives near and far I can see more clearly how we’re related just by some of our similar features and characteristic ways.

I think it’s just terrific to find out about our past. Its therapeutic to jump off of the treadmill of life and take the time to better appreciate where we came from. It gives us a sense of self and better understanding of our purpose. Quicon goes on at times expressing great appreciation of his ancestors who came from the Ukraine and cleared rugged land in the Prairies under extreme conditions. It warms my heart that he’s that appreciative and feels the least he can do in his life is make his world better by being given the opportunity in our free land.

Now I know some people who live in the past, who are almost stuck back then. It’s great to reminisce, but don’t miss out on your present by having such a strong focus back then. “In my day blah blah blah blah blah….” After all, that’s what it is right….past…..

Now in your search you may find some unsavoury info about your past. The best thing you can do about it is make a difference in today, the present and aim to leave a legacy in your future. Make sure to put a bow on it!!

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