At Alora, we truly value family relationships. After all, our business is a family business! We thrive on a happy, healthy family unit. So we want to share a few tips on how to keep your family strong and happy.
Family Relationship Tips
Schedule and Enjoy Family Time
We have family nights once a month. The whole extended family in the city (cousins, grandma, aunts, uncles) come together and participate in an activity. It can be as simple as movie night, or as complex as a painting competition. This really helps to ensure that we see each other more than just at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. We enjoy each other's company, and keep up-to-date on what is going on in our lives.
In our immediate family, we make sure we eat together and schedule a fun family activity once a week.
Be There For One Another
As your family gets older (Ours is pretty old. There is only one baby in the family) it is important that favors are done freely without expecting anything in return. We don't have a lot of emotional turmoil, so we are there for one another by helping each other out. If someone needs something, they know if they ask, they will get it.
Need a donation for your charity? Done! Need your bathroom renovated (our uncle is a contractor)? Done! Need help writing a business plan? Done! We ask and we receive. It is so nice to be able to rely on the family for things.
Anytime our family gets together, we always laugh! We tell jokes, laugh at the expense of each other, and create new experiences to laugh at in the future. There is no point in spending time with people who make you miserable. That being said, it is important to make sure that your family makes you happy. The best way to do that is to LAUGH!
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