What is “Real Living” mean to you?
REAL LIVING to me, is the Family, or rather, happens in the Family. It Happens where the family calls home, wherever that may be.
My family home is a place where my kids Learn many things.
they learn & reinforce how to play, have fun, care & be compassionate in our family.
Daily life is abundant with laughter.
We’re almost always celebrating.
Even when there is nothing to celebrate, we just celebrate LIFE.
My family, to me, is where REAL LIVING takes place.
My kids, wife, dog & I have breakfast, lunch & dinner together.
Not forgetting all the snacks between them.
We watch tv together, go to live concerts together.
My family have private jokes and go to our local church together.
We attend concerts, rugby games & community functions together.
GIVE & TAKE.
My kids learn how to COMMUNICATE.. where communicate means to GIVE & TAKE.
My kids learn & practice what it means to keep commitments & promises.
My wife & my long-term marriage vows is on display, everyday.
My kids are learning many things from us… especially that they know they are REALLY LISTENED TO, taken seriously & understood.
They understand that LISTENING IS LOVING.
It is a prelude for their future, observing the quality of our 20 years union.
My family is not perfect.
Matter of fact, we are imperfectly perfect.
We have our own unique set of quirks and it is welcomed and accepted by all members…. Even my random thunderous farts 💨… he he he !!
My kids did not choose this family, but are forever connected to me & their mother.
I try to spend as much time as I can with my children.
They are ALL QUALITY MOMENTS.
I hope, when they look back as adults – they remember this phase of life in this family, as some of the best years of their lives.
My kids, my family, is my genealogy… my link … my connection, from my past to their future.
I cherish mine & their changing roles and love the interconnection with my family members.
My family, your family, all the families of the world … is the basic building blocks of our communities, our societies, our cities, our world.
It is where the miracle of “US” is practiced & reinforced.
Above all else, I hope my kids learn about the meaning of LOVE.
They see it in action.
Every single day.
They are learning that Love is an ACT OF WILL, not a STATE OF MIND.
We try and reinforce that love can only be BESTOWED and not demanded Or commanded.
They learn to love and be loved …
To FEEL love in all seasons …
To witness all the phases of the moon,
To FEEL the sun from both sides.
I love my family… almost more than life itself.
Thank you., & may God continue to shower his blessings on you and your family & loved ones.
Until next time,