You ever have those moments where somebody says something that just clicks?
When suddenly you have a moment of clarity that you know is a cornerstone to sanity?
About a year ago a friend was talking about their family mission. Wait, what? What is a family mission?
For her, it is that her family is a kind family, and her family is a forgiving family.
That’s all. Those are the two cornerstones of what her and her husband are working to achieve in raising their children. Kindness and forgiveness. No grudges, no accusations or bullying.
That stuck with me.
Since then, husband and I have been trying to figure out what matters most in our family. What is our mission? Recently he was counseling a friend and his main word was “decide who you are as a couple, and hold each other to that. Make a mantra.”
We haven’t fully nailed ours down yet, but I’ll tell you this — in our family we express gratitude. In our family we love to learn. And in our family we give more than we take.
So what is your mantra? Is it about excelling in competition? Or is it about laughing every day? What do you want most in your home? Do you want to raise a house full of knowledge junkies, so every day you learn something new?
How Do I Create A Family Mantra?
- Write down a list of the things that are most important to you.
- Talk about it with your partner.
- Narrow it down to 2-5 character and growth related truths.
- Write it on the wall or tape it on the fridge.
- Memorize it.
- Work on it together, and hold each other to it!
Because when you unify your message, your actions will be in unity.
Thanks for listening!