The next time you speak with an older relative, ask them a few questions about the family’s past. They have an awful lot to teach you about history, perseverance and maintaining hope when there may not be much of a reason to do so. Learning something new about your past is a great way to feel more positive about your future. It will also readjust your attitude toward the people you call family. There is always more to the story, and it’s a great experience to learn the details.