by Holly | November 23, 2011 4:53 pm
Our family is ALL about family night–we call it pizza pajama night. When the holidays roll around, we spend days on end working puzzles, playing games and reading books aloud. It is what we do!
Perhaps in your home, with your family or even in singleness, you find that these kinds of events never happen. Well I can guarantee you, invite some from the youth group over or your neighbors or even a family at church. It is something that is well worth the few extra steps it takes to do it. Then just do it!
If you are of the mind that games, read-alouds and puzzles are things you despise, then I might question your joy-o-meter! But I would suggest, too, that you give it another try and give the experience a NEW and FRESH place to grow.
There are few things that match what laughter and a bit of shallowness can provide in the way of whole-health and wellness. Oswald Chambers warns, “Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow concerns of life are not ordained of God; they are as much of God as the profound. To be shallow is not a sign of being wicked, nor is shallowness a sign that there are no deeps: the ocean has a shore. Our safeguard is in shallow things. Determinedly take no one serious but God.”
So do laughter. Enjoy some shallow. It is life handed out to others and health and joy welling up in yourself. Stop taking yourself so seriously!
Here are my top picks for some great holiday family games, puzzles and reads (not an exhaustive list or I would exhaust you.).
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