My childhood was so magical, especially around the holidays and I thank my mom for that. She just made is so much fun. The thing I remember most is the music. Whether it was Christmas, Sunday worship, the safety kids, Janice Kapp Perry, she always had uplifting and fun music playing in the background. I believe that's where my love of music developed and to this day, I still associate music with holidays, traditions and work. It wasn't something huge or grand, but my mom definitely established a tradition of music in her home and now I am doing the same with my kids. What are some of the traditions you remember from your childhood? What are some that you're trying to implement into your family life now?
Traditions, celebrating and coming together are all things that please our Heavenly Father when they are uplifting and bring us closer together as families.. They can create a feeling of belonging and joy.
Great quote. It's the traditions and celebrations that promote love and acceptance, encouragement, safety and create the best and long-lasting memories. We are cautioned not to go too crazy or overboard to the point of making it miserable for us. I've done this so many times where I end up hating the event because I went way too nuts over the party because I wanted to make it this and that and then I ended up wanting to curl up and disappear because of the stress involved. My kid didn't care about all the froo fro. And I wasn't really doing it for them anyway -if i were honest, but for me. (some disconnect between me not getting birthday parties when I was growing up or something and now I need to make up for it, idk, my immaturity is troubling at times)
YEP! That's exactly what I was trying to say. Let's keep it fun and simple and something not just because everyone else does it. Let's be real and lighten up a little and just have fun with our little cutie pies. Let's be deliberate in our own family traditions and celebrations. Ask yourselves: What is our family dynamic? What do we really enjoy doing together? How could we form closer bonds and what activities would help us do that? What are some unique traits that our family has? What makes us laugh? Etc., etc., etc.
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