In today’s fast moving world with all the many distractions – many of us forget easily their true values. Family is one of them. Your family members will know you truly love them when you exude the qualities of L.O.V.E.
Listen unconditionally. Clear your mind of any judgments or preconceived notions you may have about the person or their ideas. Hear them out fully before drawing conclusions or taking action.
Overlook flaws and faults. Look for the good in people. Most of us only see the exceptions, the discrepancies, the negatives. It is much more difficult to notice the every day and routine successes people achieve. Too often we take for granted their good behaviors and only point out the bad.
Voice your approval on a regular basis. Your family members need to be acknowledged. They need recognition and reinforcement. They need to know they are valued and what they do is good. It motivates us when we know what we do meets the approval of others.
Extend yourself by spending time and showing interest. There is no greater motivator of people, whether our spouse or our children, than to spend quality time with them. Spend time with your family. Show interest in what they are doing and how they are doing it. Don’t have somewhere else to go. There is nothing you could do that is more important than talking to your family.