How Was Your Long Weekend?
Sometimes our work demands can take a toll on us. Our employer’s requirements impacts our personal schedules, our time spent with our loved ones, and our own personal time. Thus, the anticipation of a long weekend may contribute to thinking “down time” or “it ‘s a great time to do absolutely nothing!”.
The traditional time spent with family around a table filled with food is sometimes just enough to celebrate the “hype” of thanksgiving. Jeff posted this past Friday about the history of thanksgiving as celebrated by communities coming together and appreciating each other’s value.
Yes, the time spent with our families sometimes is just enough. Furthering growth and development with our family members, however, may require us to do more; such as reaching out to our friends that we only speak to once or twice a year, volunteering at a local shelter or organizing a non perishable collection with the members of our family, neighbourhood or local church.
When we want to enhance the relationships with our family members and significant others, it often involves doing more than the usual. It may also be engaging in enriched conversations about how to support each other in pursuit of our fullest potential.
Stepping out of our comfort zone tends to be a little easier when we have the support of our family, friends, and our community. Taking baby steps can help as long as we recognize that falls are common. Why not consider a whole host of ways to celebrate various holidays… while helping others at the same time?