Most of us merge into the fast lane during much of the day, scattering our quality time over text messages and brief kisses on the cheek as we jump out of the car. You don’t need studies to tell you that families who practice regular togetherness thrive with a spirit of contentment and well–being.
So slow down to enjoy the sweet simplicity of being together with these tips:
- Ask each person to share a favorite memory about another family member, alive or dead. Use the opportunity to tell stories of your childhood to your kids.
- Break out the family photo albums and/or watch old family movies to reminisce over yesteryear.
- Write notes of gratitude to one another. For large groups, draw names and have everyone express thoughts in a journal. Then read them aloud as you gather over grub.