Suggested Family Activity • Family ♥ and Friendship

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Suggested Family Activity • Family ♥ and Friendship 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

As we begin the month of August, there are several important National Day celebrations that illustrate the importantance of families and friends – Respect for Parents Day, American Family Day, National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day.  Wow, that’s a mouthful!  And a lot of celebrations packed into just one day!  National Respect for Parents Day highlights how important it is to show your respect for your parents, no matter how old you are.  Children should not make fun of their parents, roll their eyes at them, or speak to them with an ugly tone in their voice.  Instead, they should speak to their parents with a pleasant tone and pay close attention to them, as well as do what they say and do what they are asked to do.

For National American Family Day, there are so many great things that can be done while enjoying your family time!  Outdoor activities are nice, such as hiking, biking, picnicking, or playing at a park.  Fun indoor activities include playing board games, putting together puzzles, or spending time reading.  The main thing is being together and connecting as a family.  When you are having family time, try to disconnect from technology for a while…unless the family decides to use technology for their time together (such as a virtual family day) when family is separated for some reason.

National Friendship Day is the perfect time to gather with your closest friends or maybe just one special friend.  On this day, make a point to concentrate on your time spent together.  Put away your phone and get rid of any other distractions so that you can truly give your friend or friends the “gift” of your time and attention.  There are many things friends may choose to do together.  You may just want to “chill” together or you may wish to visit while you eat a meal.  Whatever way you decide to spend your time together, just “be there” for your friends.

National Sisters Day is a chance for sisters to get together!  If you have a sister, make sure to carve out some special time during this day to visit with her.  If you don’t have a sister, maybe you can adopt someone to be a sister for this special day.  The ideas are endless for how sisters may wish to spend their time.  The main thing is to be giving of your time and attention.

All of these national day events for the first of August are wonderful, so pick one or more of them and enjoy your time!