Before we put out the new calendar, I like to sit down with the kids and review the year that has passed.
We sit at the table and page through the old kitchen calendar, filled with the schedules and events of the year: family vacations, music lessons, games and practices, swimming classes, school concerts, holidays, birthdays and other celebrations.
Though we at first focus on the events and activities that filled the year, our focus is always on our relationships. After all, that’s what life is all about.
We may have endured some hard times, unusual challenges and family milestones. How did we survive? Who helped us get through?
Over the past year, who made a difference in our lives?
Tomorrow: your key relationships this past year.