Are you REALLY living as a family or just merely existing? Are you creating fantastic memories together?
Are you creating fantastic memories together?
Are you learning great books together as a family?
Are you creating fantastic experiences together?
Are You Living Your Life to the Fullest?
Too many families live this perennial groundhog day! They just do the same thing over and over, they have the same experience year after and so instead of getting years of experiences, they are stuck with the same ones year after year. Hence, for many of them; they fall into this -humdrum- existence and they don’t really live their full lives.
Therefore, take a minute to ask yourself: Am I really living? Is my family really alive?
Too many people go through life just with few great experiences and few great memories that they just begin to think -well, that’s the way life is!- And I am sorry but I don’t believe that!
You know my story. I grew up in a broken home, I was out on my own in an early age, I have been in the streets for a long time, but eventually everything has changed and I am currently traveling the world with my family! I know life can be incredibly difficult and hard, and yet I do not for a second believe that life has to be continually hard. Life can be fantastic though but we have to be intentional about making it fantastic. We have to get out and create great experiences.
Learn and Serve Together as a Family
Thus, here is my challenge for you. Deliberately create great memories. I want you to serve together as a family and look for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. But be careful, I am not saying that this should be somehow like a checklist nor something you try to draw attention to your family with. But what I am pointing to is that this needs to be part of your family culture, it needs to be part of who you are and what you do as a family.
Learn together! One of the most beneficial things is learning together. Therefore, make sure you are having great learning experiences together. –Hey! Man take your family and fo anywhere in the world and learn–
What comes after learning? ==> Traveling!
We travel tons and we never say that our lifestyle is for everybody. It’s not. But we definitely think that travel ought to be a part of every family. Because you simply learn so much. So try to take your family and travel together.
Read Great Books Together
What’s even greater than the above? ==> Reading great books.
We as a family love to read great books. I am constantly reading to my children every day. And so we have this bounds and books memories. Because we share the same feelings and principals that a book teaches us. And this became a part of who we are.
Remember, each experience, each book and each struggle is part of the recipe of who we are becoming. So do all these things together and it will make the biggest difference in your life.
To Wrap Up…
To wrap up, sit down with your family and write out a list. Just get it in on paper.
==> Get on paper all the experiences you want to have as a family.
==> Get on paper what great books you want to read as a family.
==> Get on paper what languages you want to learn as a family.
==> Get on paper where you want to travel with your family.
==> Get on paper how you want to serve others as a family.
==> Get on paper what you can do together consistently as a family.
Learn together, travel together, experience together, read great books together and have a fantastic family culture.