Do you ever feel like you’re letting down the important people in your life?
You may be getting a little better each day at work…
But are your kids thriving?
How’s your family life going?
I was noticing that as my Spring Selling Season was ramping up and the kids were busy in school, we really were not seeing each other as much as I would have liked.
Certain people (maybe me, maybe them…) were acting a little more cranky, short-tempered, on-edge and just “spent.”
Although in the past it may have been tempting for me to try to solve the problem with long talks or helpful suggestions, this time, I decided to take a different tack.
I decided to think about how I could “pour into them” a little bit more.
We’ve all heard about our love languages by now, and I haven’t really nailed down what they are for my kids, but I do know that snuggle time on the couch solves a lot of woes. It gets in that “Physical Touch” need, as well as “Quality Time,” something we were woefully short on.
Although my kids assure me they already have lots of friends and couldn’t possibly benefit, I told them I thought it would be beneficial for Daddy and me to read the book, and we’d love for them to make inputs and suggestions about how they were using the principles in their lives, as well as what ideas they had for Daddy and me to become better people.
Me being me, I decided to structure this activity around a little light reading… the old Classic, “How To Win Friends and Influence People.”
Nothing like a little brutal honesty to make family activities more fun.
So far, we’ve only made it through the introduction, but I think people were all feeling better at the end of the chapter than they were at the beginning.
Even big kids benefit from storytime.
I’m looking forward to keeping this going and making it through all 7 Habits. I don’t expect miracles, but I do look forward to a good excuse for more snuggle time on the couch.