A wise friend of mine sent me this in an email:
“It is amazing how staying away from friends makes all the difference with children. WE had a week like that last week, and now the children are getting along much better. Wow, life is ever so interesting.”
I think it speaks for itself, but it is a great reminder that we often go looking for fulfilment and pleasure outside of our families, when the real fulfillment, joy and pleasure was meant to happen within our families, at home. If we get enough time alone, as a family, we become closer and then we develop the kind of power we need to really influence the world for good.
I am always able to tell if someone comes from a strong, close family. They are different somehow, and usually more happy. I know I can make the world a better place just by being a really great mother/parent. The best things are always simple, that goes for improving our communities and nation as well. Amazing!
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