Family traditions are the special and unique activities we do over and over that make family life special.
- Eating turkey for Thanksgiving
- Never wear white after Labor Day
- Fireworks on the 4th of July
- Order Chinese take out on Dad’s bonus day
- Family game night on Saturday
- Go to Atlantic City every summer
- Long drives every Saturday during the summer
- Reading stories at bedtime
There are many reasons to start and maintain traditions in your family. One reason is that predictability can lead to comfort. Children like a routine, a dependable pattern for doing things. Another reason for traditions is that doing things on a regular basis helps create memories. Good memories from childhood are a good tool for adulthood. Creating traditions is also nice because creating a better world for our children creates a better world, period.
Take time today to look at your family. Is there any activity that everyone likes to do and would like to do on a regular basis? If the answer is yes, you may have the makings of a traditional activity. If there is nothing, that is great as well. That means you have the opportunity to create some fun traditions for you and your family to enjoy.
In conclusion, you can find serenity in committing to make life better by creating family traditions. So, the question for you on this serene day is, what traditions would you like to create for your family.
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