What would it feel like if we step back for a moment, slow down and do less so that we can really reconnect with our family?
If you’re a parent it may help if you start with self-care. Forget the pile of laundry for a moment or the stack of papers on your desk at work, give yourself a break. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of yourself. Take time to fill yourself with energy so that you can actually give more not only to your family but also to your community.
For a child, a teen, or a young adult, maybe a time off from all the pinging electronics would be all you need to really reconnect with your parents, your siblings, or even yourself.
When we take some time off from all the things that’s eating our time and attention on a daily basis, we can develop appreciation of the things that truly matter — a simple conversation with the family, a walk in the park, a playful moment with our pet, and a simple prayer to God.