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Don't Take What Most People Take for Granted: Enjoy the Little Things!

Updated on September 4, 2012

Life is short. Most of us have accepted this, yet still seem to get caught up on little things that don't truly matter rather than spending quality time with people you love doing things that you love. Understandably, there are of course things that are important and need our attention. But try to keep those at a minimum and possibly rearrange the priorities in your life. By doing so, you'll feel happier, more content, and really love everything that you do.

Family Time

Family: Some of us classify only the people that are blood-related to us as family. That is perfectly okay. Family is whoever you want it to be! For others, there's close friends that are included as well.. and that's perfectly okay as well. No matter who you consider YOUR family, enjoy time with them. Spend free moments with them and relish in the happiness that no other group of people can bring.

If you're having trouble about what to do, try these special, yet simple family activities together.

There is literally an ENDLESS bound to what you can do with your family.


Don't WASTE time! If you have children that are in middle school and high school, before you know it they will be off to college while mom and dad are no longer by their side. I know from currently being a teenager that hanging out with the "ma & pa" isn't always the most desired thing in the world, but they WILL miss you. For the most part, do simple things around your house and neighborhood, but don't be afraid to splurge once in a while and take your family out somewhere nice! The kids will love it! So take action and go have some fun!!


Enjoy this time with the family. Before you realize it, you will be off with a family of your own and you won't physically be able to spend all the time in the world with your parents and siblings. Take advantage of what you have because there is nothing greater than the love, bond, and time sharing that comes with a family. Especially now that just about everybody is on their summer vacation, spend some time with your friends, but then turn to your parents and say "Let's go do something!" They will really appreciate and love it, and with a positive attitude, you will truly enjoy yourself.

Whether its family game night, cleaning the house on a weekend day, going to an amusement park, or enjoying a movie marathon on a rainy day... DO SOMETHING!! ANYTHING! It will really build the family and the bonds that you share!

Vacation Time!

I have complied a list of things to do if you're taking a trip to California! Lots of great family fun! Check it out here!


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    • toknowinfo profile image


      6 years ago

      You are so right! This is a wonderful hub about how important the people in our lives are. Wishing you and everyone you care about happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 

      6 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      what a wonderful hub ;)

    • Emayordomo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I completely agree with the quality of those moments. Its sad that many people take for granted many things in life, including family.

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      Ashley TKL 

      6 years ago

      Thank you. A good reminder. It's not the quantity of time after all but the quality of those precious moments. And I agree with the 'who you treat as your family' part. Family can mean more than flesh and blood connection;-)

    • Emayordomo profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thank you for such helpful advice!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love your message; it is right on and nicely stated. Since you are new I'm going to toss this idea into the ring....make your hubs longer....expound on each point more....maybe add more personal examples to drive home your points.

      Welcome to HubPages and best wishes to you. If I can be of any help, send me a note and ask!


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