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5 WAYS TO KEEP THE LOVE GOING IN FAMILY.
23 April 2019
When we think of love, we generally think of a movie date, romance, love, holding hands, marriage and gifts for your partner.
However, there’s more to love than just intimate relationships and romance. Love comes in all shapes, sizes and forms and it does not have to be intimate always. There are other powerful forms of love that we have for our family and friends.
You don't always need expensive gifts to express your love for them. Sometime just your gestures can do the trick. Here are simple ways to show how much they mean to you:
A FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER
We all have to rush to our work every morning but one must give time to your family in the evening. Make it a point to have dinner with them on the table. This allows you to be a part of the daily happenings and conversations about the family. Nothing like a home-cooked meal and delightful conversations on the dining table with your loved ones.
SURPRISE THEM ONCE A WHILE
While your family does not expect fancy gifts or mementos, once a while you can surprise them with a gift that they have been wanting for a while. And, if you do not stay in the same city, your presence of being there on special occasions will be good as any gift in the world. It is one of the best ways to show your love for your family and how much they mean to you even when you are not there. Thanks to technology, another great way to stay in touch is by recording video messages for your family.
KEEP THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE FAMILY
Remember the tales you heard from your mom over the years? Storytelling is a powerful medium of showing your care and concern for the family. For your kids, you are their childhood hero as they look up to you. Therefore, tell them stories that inspire them to be good citizens and Samaritans when they grow up. This will help them spread love in their community and school. Also, if you have elders in your family, they can teach you valuable life lessons with their stories. Hear them out.
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVING YOUR PARENTS
Your parents are the reason you are even reading this article. They have made numerous sacrifices for you. As they age, it is important to spend time with them and understand their needs, especially their emotional needs and mental wellbeing. That’s why it is important to show your love to them. Take them out for a walk or even a movie to entertain them.
FAMILY OUTINGS - THE PERFECT WEEKEND PLAN
Going out for picnics or camping trips with the entire family is the perfect way to show your kids and elders that you love spending time with them. Make it a point to include them in your weekend plans so that they can also look forward to spending some quality time with you.
KEEP TRADITIONS ALIVE
Certain traditions have been passed on from generation to generation. These family values have helped in keeping a strong bond between your family and the extended family. One great way to show your love and respect to the elders is to make them an active participant in these traditions since they have the experience and expertise in this field. They can share priceless knowledge and narrate the importance of these family traditions, which should be a part of every generation to come. These create memorable experiences and cherished memories for them.
How do you show your love to the family? We’d love to know.