Monday, October 12, 2015
1. Have dinner together, around the table.
2. Have a chat!
3. Have family council.
4. Read together.
5. Hug each other, every single day!
6. Forgive each other daily, then forget about
what you forgave.
7. Take time to listen, without interrupting.
8. Laugh and cry together.
9. Be thankful and use your words of gratitude.
10. Be kind.
I could go on and share more of my thoughts, but the next step would be for you to think about why each of these ten things were listed. What difference would they make in a family? What needs do they fulfill in each family member? Then think about taking away each of these things, and how would it affect your family relationships?
If you want to be happy, then spend time with your family, building the relationships that will endure the test of time, trials, hurts, heartaches, pain and grief. Build character in your children by teaching them values through your own example as parents. Love, love, love your children, they simply grow up way too fast, and when their grown, they'll come back with their own little kiddies, to love you and do all those things you did for them. One big happy family.... and it's never too late to start.