The Importance of HOME for the holidays

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is is easy to lose track of what’s truly important this time of year: togetherness. We spend so much time on the perfect gift or the perfect meal. In reality, our beings need the people more than the material possessions of the season.

This holiday season, make a point to spend TIME with your loved ones. You won’t regret it. People who prioritize quality time with their family experience these benefits:

  • Family members feel treasured. Making the time to be with family helps them feel loved and valuable. They’ll realize that your company is the best gift of the year. Similarly, you’ll strengthen your own sense of self-worth as you realize how important you are to your family.
  • Model family values. All year you make an effort to instill values into your children’s lives. During the holidays, you have a special opportunity to model those concepts. To a person who is struggling, a simple uplifting deed can go a long way. As a family, prepare a meal for someone in need or make handmade artwork to cheer a lonely neighbor. If you’re stumped on ideas, ask your local church how your family can volunteer to make a difference.
  • Laughter is the best medicine. After dinner, clear the table to set up a family board game. Whether it be a classic round of charades or a homemade family favorite, set aside time to relax and be silly together. Get everyone involved and inspire some healthy competition by looking for a game that requires teamwork.