No matter who you are or where you live, you are a part of society and, as such, you are subject to society’s influences. The people who raise you, teach you, and entertain you will have an effect on your personal values. As mindful individuals, we need to be aware of the influences that shape ourselves and our families.
This is where forethought and planning come into play. What kind of person do you want to become? What kind of family do you want to create? What are your priorities in life? What is important to you?
Mindful individuals will take time out to address these issues with their loved ones. Together, you can set goals and create an environment where desirable opportunities and experiences can happen.
Let the love you have for yourself and your family provide the motivation to plan, prepare and provide uplifting, positive and joyful experiences. After all, our memories and our relationships are the only thing we take with us in the end.