We have a human need to be close, to be intimate, with other human beings. Having good, supportive friendships, a strong marriage or close and loving relationships with our family members will make us much more likely to be happy. I put my family first above everything else in life.
In the book “Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner, he shares 9 ways to add 12 years to your life. He says a thriving family can add upto 6 years. Putting family first is one of the simple method to live happier, healthier and longer.
One simple method I follow is our daily family meeting. My two daughters, my wife and myself sit for a 10-15 minute discussion time(sometimes it may go upto 30minutes also) and we discuss our experiences in life. We share our stories.
Yesterday, we had an amazing discussion started with the Himalayan Tsunami happened few days ago in Uttarkhand – India but slowly landed in the topic of money, economics and types of people based on their income levels.
A sudden realization struck me as I was discussing with them.
Read this facebook update which I posted today
Just Imagine living like this…
Place: Here in the NOW, Present moment
Happiness is a choice. When we are happy, our family is happy.