The Year in Review: Relationships

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.ย 

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.


About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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8 Responses to The Year in Review: Relationships

  1. mysterycoach says:

    Really? you do this… you know, this is a very nice thing. I never thought about this in quite this way. I think you’d be one of those people for me ๐Ÿ™‚ So, thank you.

    • Really! Since life is all about relationships, it makes sense to be more mindful (and appreciative) of them. Thanks again!

      • mysterycoach says:

        LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with you completely. Some people are icky… it’s hard to deal with those relationships with toxic people. oooh!? do you have a post about that? I just stop associating with them over time because it’s too draining. (literally)

      • One of our greatest challenges is to understand where someone else is coming from. We may live in the same world, but we each bring an emotional history and a unique perspective.
        It is not always clear when to throw in the towel. Certainly, if the relationship is causing harm to one or both. There is no room for abuse, physical or emotional.

  2. mysterycoach says:

    I agree wholeheartedly! I was thinking about this just the other day how we don’t know one another’s history and how difficult it can be at times to get through to someone in a positive way. It’s like you need crowbar sometimes. I hear you.

    You sir, have a very nice New Years ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think youโ€™d be one of those people for me So, thank you.

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