I love the play Fiddler of the Roof. It was a great play about a working class man fighting to hold on to the simplicity and traditions of his faith and family. I can understand Tevye’s frustration. Today, traditions can be hard to come by. Dinners around a table seem more fitting on a print from Norman Rockwell than in the typical average home. So, I have a proposal for you this New Year.
Set a tradition…anything. Get your family together and have a meeting and decide on a few things that are sacred. Make them yours and make a tradition.
If you are stumped here are a few ideas…
– Family Reading night (everyone grab a book and crowd into the Living Room and TURN OFF THE TV)
– Enjoy dinner as a family around a table at least once a week and TALK.
– Participate in the scripture memory plan together…quiz each other randomly.
– Make up your own…but do it together.