We will all be gathering around family tables soon to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a perfect time to ask parents and extended family members all the questions you have always wanted to know. To help guide you along I am posting some question ideas published by Amy Gibson in the Huffington Post on 4/9/17. “If you don’t ask you will never know.” Click here for a link to the full article.
24 Questions You Should Ask Your Parents, While You Can
1. What was your childhood like?
2. What were you like in high school?
3. How would your parents have described you?
4. When you think about a fork in the road in your life, what was it and why did you choose that particular path?
5. What happy memory will you cherish forever?
6. What was your second choice for my name?
7. What have you always wanted to tell me, but haven’t had the courage to?
8. Growing up, who inspired you the most?
9. If you had to do it all over again, would you pursue the same career path?
10. What is your biggest regret?
11. Best trip of your life?
12. What amazes you most about society nowadays?
13. What do you miss most about the ‘old days’?
14. Looking back at your life thus far, what are you most proud of?
15. What did you discover in the last decade or two that you wish you discovered sooner?
16. Favourite place you have lived?
17. What were you doing when you were my age?
18. What advice would you give your 40-year-old self?
19. When did you know that you wanted to marry mom/dad?
20. What do you remember most about your wedding day?
21. What do you wish you made more time in your life for?
22. What do you wish you spent less time doing?
23. What family tradition do you cherish the most?
24. What have YOU always wanted to ask ME?
The reality is having loved ones in our lives is a blessing. While we have our loved ones with us, we shouldn’t miss opportunities to talk to them, learn more about what makes them tick and how they came to be the people/parents that we know and love.
Don’t regret what you didn’t ask them or tell them.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring, so today, make it a priority to reach out and really talk to your parents.
If you don’t ask, you will never know.