Monday, September 22, 2014

Fortune Cookies

Out of town family visits seem to bring new experiences in each city that I visit when working with a family. For instance, the other day I had the privilege in having lunch with a family that I am working with. Eating together can be a huge positive when trying to learn how to keep the communication bridges open throughout the family. Many families forget that when they stop eating together, they can lose touch with each other. It is important to make time for each other. Why not start with eating meals together? A safe way to share with each other and listen. Sometimes a family breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be a bonding platform when negative energy arises. In this particular lunch that bond was needed. Often as parents we think we have the correct information and go with what we feel is really going on with our kid. This assumption can backfire if we process the information incorrectly. Been there, done it! In this case, the kid was able to shed light on the negative energy, and provide the factual information, it was not lying behavior. The parent then apologized, the kid felt relieved. A special bond was forming. Throughout the lunch, healthy communication ran it's course! All family members were enjoying their time with each other. Then came the fortune cookies. Everyone appeared to be excited with their fortune. Each person went around the table and opened their fortune reading it out loud- with a funny extension added to each fortune. This was brand new to this writer. I too was excited to hear how this would turn out. We all listened to each fortunes, and smiled after the read. Wow, this is cool I thought. Something that I would encourage in implementing groups, sharing with each other and having fun with creative insight. A fortune cookie brings positive energy! Stay in your health, stay in the moment.