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Let it Go -- Kindred Connections #024
May 01, 2014
Kindred Connections Issue #24
April 30, 2014
Dear Family Reunion Friends,
As with most of the nation, our family recently enjoyed Disney's latest animated film, Frozen. Sing it with me now – Let it go, let it go...
The next words out of my teenage son would be from Scott Kramer's Dad Parody and sung with vengeance, "I’m gunna smash the radio..." If you haven't seen the YouTube video yet, it’s worth the 2 minutes and 23 seconds of your life and will make you smile.
In real life, the phrase "let it go" has serious ramifications and could save not only your reunion, but your family, too.
I’m thinking in terms of all the little squabbles, disagreements and miscommunications between family members that could easily escalate into serious arguments and hurt feelings if not immediately dealt with or simply let go. These awkward and tense moments happen during each of the 3 over-simplified planning phases of a family reunion: before, during and after.
And, don't kid yourself. Because we've all been there.
However, while miscommunications are unavoidable, serious damages to a relationship can be avoided by our individual reactions. So here's to letting go of pride, hurt feelings and difference of opinion. (I know, I know - easier said than done.)
FREE PAPER AIRPLANES
Among other thoughts, have you ever considered including paper airplanes in your family reunion?? Check this out -
What would YOU do with your free airplanes?? I'm thinking you could...
I'm sure you could think up lots of other fun things, too!
FAMILY REUNION GIFT IDEA
The other fun thing I'm excited to share with you is this fun family birthday board -
Isn't it just so perfect for keeping track of all those family birthdays?? It would make a wonderful family reunion gift or auction item.
Let your creativity soar and make your own, or email Lacey at email@example.com and ask her to make you one for only $36.
I can always tell that family reunion season is approaching by the number of people downloading the "Planning and Printing Family Reunion Memories" e-course and the "My Family Reunion Planner" on the site. ;)
Don't forget to include GAMES in your planning efforts! Carefully chosen games will help families foster interaction and conversation between generations.
In addition to the many, many game ideas on the website, I am proud to recommend -
So many good things! I truly agree with guest writer Sarah Brooks -
And as always, I wish you much family reunion SUCCESS!
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