International Day of Family – 15th May

By definition, a family is a group of people who are related to each other. It is a place where we get the love and warmth of people who care about us and nurture us till we gain enough wisdom to face the world on our own.

Family is all the more important in the Indian context where for decades there was predominance of the joint family system, usually comprising three or four generations living together under one roof. There has however been a shift in this due to various socio-economic factors and slowly but surely, we are seeing a steady emergence of nuclear families.

Our family is the one we turn to when we feel low; Our family is the one we turn to, when we are on a high; Our family is the one we can do anything for; And our family is the one that we know will do anything for us.

Family Day

Spending quality time with family is the biggest stress buster we know. Starting this family day, spend time with your loved ones regularly and let them know how much you love them and their company.

Small things as suggested below can go a long way in strengthening that bond with your family and help you achieve emotional and mental well-being.

  • Have at least one meal together in a day
  • Pray together
  • Play outdoor games together
  • Do yoga with family
  • Go on short family trips

No one knows you and understands you better than your family members and it is important to keep working on your relationship with each one of them. In the words of Michael J. Fox

“Family is not an important thing. It is everything.”

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