10 Benefits of Family Rituals and Traditions

“Families are mini-cultures and they share language, attitudes, and behavior in common.  These tend to be acted out in each generation and passed along.” Carolyn Foster

jumpingfoxhallsEvery year in February my family celebrates the Baha’i Intercalary Days. The children receive gifts and give gifts.  We have a grand celebration with friends and family and find a service project to engage in together. This has been one of our traditions since our children were born, and for me, since my childhood.

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Developing A Culture Of Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi  


Service is giving to others; considering other people’s needs as important as your own.  Service involves anticipating the needs of others and thinking of ways to serve them–helping people just because we care and for no other reason.  Performing a job with the spirit of service can elevate the most mundane of jobs into a rewarding experience.

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