A Nugget of Wisdom

redrock traditions is all about strengthening family bonds through the sharing and celebration of traditions, and we are thrilled to share our mission and ideas with you! Our products are designed to help families set aside time to be present and really connect with one another… and building a legacy.

Creating a legacy is about passing down one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones… the story of who they are and why they are so loved. This can help each family member form a sense of identity and understand why they belong in the family. This can build confidence and help them grow.
One item we love is the Gift of Wisdom Box. It is a great tool to help capture life stories and nuggets of wisdom, to ultimately, strengthen our family story. But, what is wisdom anyways?

Psychology Today explains that wisdom involves knowledge, experience, and deep understanding. It can come regardless of age, but generally speaking, multiple and varied life experiences bring broader perspective and wisdom. Wisdom incorporates a certain tolerance for the ups and downs in life; hence, wise people tend to have an optimistic outlook on life and tend to stay calm when facing difficult decisions.

So what nuggets of wisdom do you want to preserve for the next generation? Trying to capture these nuggets of wisdom can be a bit tricky, but one thing is for certain… parents and grandparents love to talk about their past and share childhood stories. Below are some ideas of questions from that you can ask your loved ones to discover life lessons and situations that were formative or trialing, and begin to build this treasure of wisdom:

• Who were your heroes or role models when you were young?
• What do you remember about your parents? Your grandparents?
• What did you want to be when you grew up?
• Do you know any stories about the history of the family name, or the origins of the family?
• What is the one thing you would like your children and grandchildren to remember about you?
• What life advice would you pass along to your loved ones?

May the Gift of Wisdom Box be a guide and reminder of the richness of preserving your family story.

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