“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as Andy William’s song goes.
Millions of Filipino people currently work overseas. As Filipinos, we know how painful it is for OFWs to be working away from their families to help provide them with a better life. And many haven’t seen their loved ones for several years now.
As Filipinos, we always look forward to this season. As parents, we hope for our family to be intact: to take the opportunity to make up from the time we haven’t spent with our children. As kids we looked forward to the joy of the season: all the cool stuff we would get, all the great food and treats, and lots of time to just enjoy the season with the family.
These memories are imprinted into our mind and are revived every year with the sounds and sights of the holidays. For most, it’s a special time of year, one in which we celebrate and connect with those closest to us.
This holiday season, it is best to spend quality time with your kids. Christmas is a good time to teach your family, especially children about values like love, compassion, giving and sharing. This is the perfect time to include the whole family in different Christmas activities like baking cookies, decorating the house and the tree and wrapping up gifts, to mention some.
Come up with games that your family might enjoy. In fact, it is a good idea to go shopping together, where you can make your kids choose their own gifts. Buy groceries together and just enjoy the company you might have missed for a long time.
The key here is to give yourself a break and to spend maximum time with your family. A family Christmas is the best kind of Christmas and once you have had a good one, you will make it a point to enjoy every future Christmas with your family.
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