I may be showing my age a bit, but I remember a time as a kid when everything was closed on Sundays. Nothing was open, except the corner store. Sunday was a day for spending time with family, visiting and enjoying some down time. I would have to say in our society today, Sunday is the exact opposite. Stores are open, parents are working, extracurricular activities are the norm and down time...what exactly is that?
As a family, we have been on the road to simplification for quite a few years, finding ways to lead a simpler, more meaningful life. And one of the things we do is treat Sunday as a family day. We tend to laze around on Sunday mornings, enjoy a pancake or French toast breakfast and head out for a family walk with the dog. We often meet up with my parents for a cup of tea at some point and then spend the rest of the day chillin. On occasion we may head up to visit my in-laws, or hit the park for some play time and a picnic in the summer. Basically, it is a day for us to have some fun, spend time together and reconnect as a family. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. We all love our Sunday’s together and even though the world around is still busy and moving at warp speed, we love slowing down, taking a breath and just enjoying the day as it unfolds.
|Summer 2011 - Just Chillin|
How does your family slow down and reconnect?
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