Happy Family Life

As we cannot define life, we just cannot define "perfect family". NO FAMILY IS PERFECT. Everything is normal. Issues, conflicts, problems!!! Even Ramayana and Mahabharata didn't have perfect families. Mahatma Gandhi – The father of a nation – who have managed the whole nation, inspired a lot of people, but was unable to maintain his own family. His first son – Harilal, changed his religion... imagine!!!

Imperfection is the path of family life. Love is what family needs! That faith – ‘anything can happen, I am with you...' Just Be There. Stay together. It is the strength. Character is more important than beauty. Sacrifices are must if you want to love and get love.

As Mahatma Gandhi said – 'Live as you were going to die tomorrow; learn as if you were going to live forever!' The family can be simplest & complex at the same time.

"pyaas lagi thi gazab k... par paani me zeher tha...
Pita to marr jata… na pita tab bhi marr jata..."

Present days challenges of families

  • Outdated social traditions
  • Making and managing money
  • Lack of quality time
  • Influence of modernization
  • Lack of awareness
  • Human nature
  • State policies, etc.

In the families and family life, the purpose of our talks should be – Avoid Negativities in Family!!! Involve your family in each decision. You should have;

  • A clear vision of family destination
  • Route chart to reach that destination
  • Ideal and exemplary leadership

Most of the people have "I" factor. Why this ego??? We have given birth by others; Food by others; Education from others; and even we will be burnt by others! Then where is this "I" factor coming?

Have some patience & take some time to understand differences about each other. Create beautiful family culture:

  • Culture, Vibes, Chemistry
  • 'WE' experience & 'WE' mentality
  • Experience the change from 'Independence' to 'Interdependence'
  • Things enables you to work together
  • Don’t boast about your sacrifices. Create a family culture!

APJ Abdul Kalam said – "You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits. And surely, your habits will change your future." So...

Change Habits Change Yourself

Family is the first constitution in the world. Once you achieve your momentary success, you should be ready for another goal! We should always do what we speak. Change from 'I' to 'We' culture is very important. Beautiful relationship is a journey from 'Me' to 'We'!

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"

Characteristics of Families

  • Eat, Play, Love
  • Commitment
  • Appreciation
  • Spirituality
  • Quality time
  • Kind words
  • Meals together
  • All time support

The root of problem isn't actually the tongue, but the heart! Words only covey what is in the heart. Celebrate your history – old photo albums – with your children and families. Be cool parents. Take meals together. Stay at home and spend time together. Take some adventure camps. And if you are away from your family, SMS or call. Express your love and feelings for them!

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Note prepared by Shailee Sheth based on talk by Col (Dr) Yashvant Joshi.

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