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Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.
We live in a very materialistic society and relationships can end up taking a back seat. We have to be on purpose about maintaining our relationships, which means spending time with the people who mean the most to us.
This was a major deciding factor in choosing my company. I wanted to have the ability to take my family more places and see more of the United States, and overseas when possible. I want my son to be able to look back on trips and excursions and remember them with a big smile.
We live in a very materialistic society where our possessions can many times take the place of family relationships. There is nothing more important than spending time with family on trips where there is a chance to relax. When kids relax they talk to their parents and parents get a chance to learn what they are thinking about. When taking trips, kids will finally ask questions and let patents know what is really important to them.
Like Truett Cathy said in one of his books, kids don't talk when we want them to, instead they talk when they want to and we need to be prepared to stop what we are doing and listen. On vacations and trips these conversations will more readily take place.
We live in a hard working society where parents are constantly fighting the stress of bills, financial surprises, and life in general. It's hard many times to see how we can manage to fit in a good trip. I have learned in my lifetime that time off with family is not just a nice thing to have, but it's also crucial. i have learned that there is a better way to live and accomplish what we want to accomplish in life without sacrificing our relationships.
My goal now is to try to get better at communicating this to other parents, no matter the age, because it is so important regardless of our station in life. It is never too late to make a change in our lives that's needed. I would like to hear more happy conversations about family and family life in our country. Many people don't know that there is a better way. I do and I want to communicate it better to more people at this point in my life.
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