Perfect Family Day
What does it mean to have a perfect family? Do perfect families have two parents, a few kids, and a dog? Or can perfect families be single-parent families or blended families? Does it matter where the family lives? Does the family need to live in a new house with a big yard in a safe neighborhood? Or can the perfect family live in a dilapidated apartment complex in a neighborhood where there is a lot of crime? One answer is that none of those questions matter. What is important about families is that they are based on love, understanding, and respect. In this way, any type of family living anywhere can be the perfect family. Some will say that there really is no such thing as a perfect family, and in some sense, this may be true as well. No matter how perfect a family may seem, there are always times when things become tense and there are arguments or misunderstandings among members. But it is how a family responds to its troubles that matters, and this is why some say a perfect family can exist. If a family has that foundation of love, respect, and works through their problems with that foundation as their guiding light, they still can be seen as being perfect.
How to Observe
Celebrate your family today by spending time with them and working to build understanding, love, trust, and respect among its members. There are many things you could do together to help strengthen your family:
- Go on a picnic, cook a meal together, or go out to eat.
- Go on a family bike ride.
- Take a trip to a beach.
- Take a family trip to a zoo.
- Play yard games or board games.
- Read together.
- Take a family hike, perhaps at a state or national park.
- Plan a larger family trip for a later date together.