Everyone lives very busy lifestyles, and coordinating schedules can be nearly impossible sometimes. When each person has a million things to do, it seems like quality time together rests on the bottom of the to-do list. Free time for one person is hard enough, try combining ways for everyone to spend time together.
Family time is really important. Setting aside time for family and friends means the people in your life are your priority, rather than the work in your life. One great way to do this is going on vacations together. Getting away from stress and day-to-day worries by spending time in a relaxing place is the best medicine. Not only is it a good way to release from work, but more importantly it is a great way to be with family.
Maybe you can only do this once or twice a year, or maybe you can't get somewhere because of work or finances. But whatever you can do to spend time even at home, it's important to make sure you have that time together. Life is too short not to make time for family. Family is everything.
What I take away from every vacation spent with family is that each person in my life is irreplaceable and special to me. Spending extra time together reminds me that I wouldn't trade those moments for anything. The people you share your life with makes you the person you are. If you have kids in your life, their joy is contagious. If you have elderly parents, you are able to take care of them like they did for you. If you live with your siblings, you share a lifetime of memories.
God puts you in a particular family for a reason because they will help you get to Heaven and you can help them get there too. Be grateful for the people around you, even if close quarters can sometimes cause friction. Not everyone is close to their family, but family is family. They should always be in your thoughts and prayers, and if you can, spend as much time with them as possible.
Make time for those important moments. They pass by too quickly.