DP Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

I’ve chosen older. I’m not quite sure of the younger generation.

What I understood least about them was how selfless they were. I watched my Mom giving up her happiness for the sake of her siblings. I thought she did too much. I didn’t think she was appreciated. She said,”I’m not doing it for myself. Not for any kind of return. I like doing it. If it makes me happy,I’d keep on helping them until,they are self-sufficient.”  When they didn’t need her anymore, they’d stay away and would forget to keep in touch. I felt my aunts and uncles were selfish and my Mom should not help them.

My Dad’s half brother helped him when he was in school. Dad thought he should repay by helping his son,which he did.

They were honest and caring. They didn’t mind sharing with their siblings.

When I look back and think, I feel this was the most important thing I learned from them. I help my siblings when I can. I find even if they don’t need it they expect me to help. What I do not like is they never appreciate what I’ve done. They are ready to criticize when I stop helping them.

I think my parents generation were better than us,they were not selfish. They never complained about their siblings like we do.

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  4. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post wherein you have noted the importance of remembering the best in others.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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  11. Masha’Allah I love this. I think you are right, they were indeed a lot more caring and less selfish. It reminds me of my own parents. It’s interesting to see though, that in every family there are those who are selfish, and those who perhaps give more of themselves than they should.

    Much love

      • I’m doing well alhamdulillah. Went out to treat myself haha went to the hairdresser and for a little bit of shopping. Now off home for some herbal tea. How are you?

        Much love

      • I’m fine. Today’s prompt is Flangiprop. We have to define it and use it as a post.
        Last time I checked it isn’t a word. So we have to give our weird definition.
        Then use it in a post.
        I’m glad you went out and gave yourself a treat. Way to go Shaidi!
        Best wishes and love.
        Chaman

      • Haha at least these prompts encourage you to creative! And creative energy is an advantage in spirituality. It’s a win-win situation. Yes, I’m glad I went out. I normally enjoy sitting at home, but it is also nice to go out every now and then.

        Much love

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