We just got back from 5 days away… and for a couple of those days, my entire family was there… all 13 of us in a small cabin by a lake. It’s the first time in 27 years, that my family has been on any kind of a holiday together and it got me thinking. Thinking about what’s truly important in life. And this is what I know.
I know that family is important to me. I know that seeing my kids laugh and play with their cousins and make up games, makes my heart smile. I know that sitting around a table and talking with my siblings about life until the wee hours of the morning is worth it… even when the kids get up way too early the next day. I know that watching my girls play together and just truly be themselves is the best gift I’ve ever been given. Laughter. Love. Connection. Joy. Friendship. Family. That’s what life is all about.
There’s a wonderful quote that I’ve seen floating around the internet. I have no idea who the author is, but here’s the quote:
Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they’ll know the value of things, not the price.
I hope this weekend, we were able to instill a little bit of happiness values into our girls… and that when they grow up, they’ll know the value of the things they hold dearest to them.