Some goals we cannot keep because of their lack of significance to be valued. These are the types of resolutions that are easy to let go the moment they feel inconvenient, irrelevant, and vexing. But before backing out of resolutions altogether, it is probably wise to change the type of goals we set for ourselves.
By now, companies would be ready to start the year, full of optimistic and growth-maximizing plans. Why not apply the same rigor and investment to families? Happy, loving and close families – what we all aspire to have – don’t happen automatically. We have to deliberately dedicate time, effort and brain power to building great families.
Some secrets are too good not to share. For this reason, we are grateful to Mrs. Marie Bonifacio and CSM for allowing us to reprint this article. Originally titled “When It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas”, this article first appeared in 2016 and was later published into a devotional book, Secrets My Father Told Me (CSM, 2017).