There’s nothing more exciting for a family that has its roots across different cities to come together. After all, no one understands where you’ve come from better than your siblings and cousins and the bond you feel when you spend time together far supersedes any kind of connection you may have over Facebook or phone calls!
If you’re debating whether you should organise a family reunion, here are some things for you to consider!
It’s a great learning experience for the kids
Family ties begin with men and women, but it’s the kids who continue the tradition of togetherness. Family differences fade away in the desire to make kids happy and smile, and give them happy memories. Sibling bonding is the greatest gift you can give you to your family. Siblings are the most important ties people have as they grow up and enter the world. For nuclear families that live far from each other, the distance can often create a rift among siblings who would otherwise enjoy each other’s company – something only a reunion can address.
It is important for spiritual reasons
For many people, a common faith is an important source of togetherness. For kids and adults alike, it is important to learn from shared experiences and insights, especially from elders whose faith and spiritual beliefs have tided them through hard times. A combination of traditional values and shared experiences is a great glue to bring people together. It also gives the children a practical look at their own faith, in a happy environment that lets them ask innocent yet important questions.
It is an affordable way to vacation
While planning a family reunion can take time, you’ll see that it’s a great way to “live large” – group rates, even you normally travel first class, are always better, allowing you to see, experience, and do more. It could be the elders chipping in, or a great discount that allows great budgets. For destinations that involve more relaxation and casual sightseeing, bringing the family together is a great idea. Bringing the family together also allows you to allocate different tasks to different family members, making it a fuss free way to have a great experience.
To sooth rifts and possible conflicts
All families are similar in their imperfections and tiny rifts with one another. These often become amplified or exaggerated in our day to day lives. However, a vacation allows us positive experiences with one another, giving us temporary respite. It can also give us a time to reconsider how we treat each other. In a positive, relaxed, judgment free setting, a vacation reunion can be a time for healing and growth. After all, this is what family is – being there with each other with the bad times and the good!