All relationships need communication and time. I don’t care who you are. For a relationship to flourish you need to have communication and time. Whether it is a relationship with God, your spouse, your family, your children or your friends, these two things are vital.
To keep my family happy, and when I say family, I am including myself as well as the other two in this small circle; I need to guard the edges of my time. That is not always easy when you love blogging and social media. But it is so important.
You must engage yourself in your family. Interact positively and build each other up. My husband and I have been married for 11 years now, and without our connection to God, and our commitment to one another, we’d be miserable. I am sure. You have to make choices in your life to put those in your immediate family before outside influences. I believe that with all my heart.
My daughter is three years old. She needs a lot of attention and love. I know she is happy. I also know that there are things that I do that make her unhappy. We need to pay attention to those cues and treat one another how we want to be treated. It is a daily struggle. I am not going to lie. I can be very selfish. Marriage and children really show you your character and flaws. As I work on those character flaws in my life, I believe that I am happier and so is my family.
Time together is important too. Because we travel on the road so much and go to new places, often it is just the three of us. We really have to love each other, communicate and get along or else it’d be a steel cage death match in our home. I am being a little funny, of course, but it is true. I already mentioned that I love blogging and social media. Those things take time. But as I grow in this blogging world, I realize I need to manage my time effectively. This is not more important than my relationships with my husband and daughter. When I spend time with them whether it is cooking, cleaning, coloring, playing games, or walking – those are happy memorable times. They are the things we will look back on when we are all old and gray.
So, to make my family happy, and to have successful relationships with those you love you MUST have these two things – positive communication and time.
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