Things tend to change over time. Oftentimes for the better. Sometimes not.
Sundays were family days a while ago. Back in the days before over-hyped sporting events and media distractions began to dominate the scene and steal away quality time. Sundays were spent relaxing from the weekly routine, the hustle and bustle, from the work grind and stress. Reconnecting. Spending time together. Going for Sunday afternoon drives thru the countryside. Looking forward all day to Sunday dinner. Sundays were for staying in touch, returning to our center and to what is truly important — Family.
This is the first in a series of weekly Sunday posts dedicated to returning Sundays to Family Days. Spending quality time with loved ones. Each of us only gets so much time in our life and no one knows how much. We can choose to invest the time given to us wisely, into what is most important to us and to the future of our children, or to fritter it away in frivolous pursuits which yield nothing but empty minutes passed and a longing for something more substantial and connecting in our lives. So many feel disconnected today. Be and stay connected — with your family.
It is easier to withstand the storms of life, not being blown over by the random winds of misfortune, when we are grounded, anchored and held secure by family and loving roots. Sundays are made for grounding and staying connected. Our society, with so many challenges confronting families today, ranging from rampant drug use to negative social media influences and divisiveness, perhaps now more than ever, needs to rekindle that spirit of family togetherness and bonding.
The autumn season, with its refreshing and crisp air, is a perfect time to get the family together for a picnic. Take a trip to the park and kick around a soccer ball. Launch a Frisbee thru the air. Play hide and seek. Or even spread a blanket on the ground in the backyard and just have a fun time together tossing leaves about and grilling up some hot dogs or marshmallows. If inclement weather, take that same blanket and make a tent in the family room. Spend the time together, and have Fun! Experience, share and enjoy the Peace, Joy, and Love. They aren’t just words on a page. Give them true life in your family, making lasting loving memories while forming the connections which strengthen and hold us together.
(Image Credit: Tori Watson Photography, The Haggards Family, blog.tori-watson.com)
Family time. Together time. Fun time. Quality time. The best time! To be in our children’s memories tomorrow, we must be in their lives today.
Thank You for stopping by to visit! I hope you enjoy this new Sunday feature, and follow along each week as we work together to bring Family back into Sundays. Spread the word to family, friends and neighbors. What does your family do to stay connected? Please feel free to share in the comments! We are all in this together, after all.
Happy Sunday! Happy Family Day! Wishing everyone a beautiful autumn and family Sunday — together! – – – Jim (and Red!)
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