Monday, May 16, 2016

The Beautiful Lesson A Wolf Pack Can Teach Us About Family

A pack of wolves: The first 3 are the older or sick and they set the pace of the group. If it was on the contrary, they would be left behind and lost contact with the pack. In
ambush case they would be sacrificed.

The following are the 5 strongest. In the center follow the remaining members of the pack, and at the end of the group the other 5 stronger.

Last, alone, follows the alpha wolf. It controls everything from the rear.
That position can control the whole group, decide the direction to follow and anticipate the attacks of opponents.

The pack follows the rhythm of the elders and the head of the
command that imposes the spirit of mutual help not leaving anyone behind.

                                                         Credit: Mike Demeter

I saw this on Facebook and was so impressed by it.  It seems that in recent times, the seniors in our families have become a burden.  They are not as revered as they used to be. 

I remember as a girl that Sunday was always the day spent at my grandparents' house.  There was nothing more important than that.  Many afternoons and evenings were spent listening to the stories of their childhood, their way of life. 

When I was teaching school, on of my favorite assignments to give the children was to interview the oldest member of their family and record it.  Many times I heard from parents that the assignment blossomed into a family project with all the old photographs coming out;  grandparents and aunts and uncles sharing stories even plans made for trips to ancestoral homes. 

The senior members of our families have so much to share and should be given the respect due them for their age.

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