Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Family

Do you have a happy family? I know that seems like an easy question for some of us, and a difficult one for others, but it is a question that we have to ask I happy with my family?

I have to say it...I am so lucky! I have a wife that puts up with me and two great kids that I love a ton. If you extend the family on out both Steph and I have great parents and wonderful and healthy siblings. So we are lucky. But what if you are not happy with your family....what can you do to make it a happy one.....well here are five tips.(not original...although I agree with each of them 100%)

Happy Family Secret No. 1: Enjoy Each Other

Happy Family Secret No. 2: Swap Stories

Happy Family Secret No. 3: Put the Marriage First

Happy Family Secret No. 4: Break Bread Together

Happy Family Secret No. 5: Play Together

It seems very simple....although even happy families forget these simple secrets from time to time. I was very lucky that when I was growing up my parents and family did all of these things. It still carries over when we get together now. So I challenge you to take time today to look and reflect on these five steps.....good luck and keep it positive.


Anonymous said...

Those kids will remember those traditions and pass them on and or create their own someday. The crazy thing about that is they will remember something of their childhood that you don't remember well at all....sometimes the most insignificant thing that is done by you now will echo a lifetime to them.

Anonymous said...

Getting new at this bloggin' thing...I put this comment on the wrong post...brilliant!
Looks like you have a great family.
I found you through Morgan's blog and like to read your positive comments..keep it up the good "positive" posts!

Marci said...

That is the one thing I am most greatful for, a happy family. I love the fact that we can be at home, laugh and have fun together. It is awesome to be able to have that with your kids and know that your kids will be able to do that with their's one day.



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