Three months ago, I participated in an on-line book club hosted by Simple Mom http://simplemom.net. The book we read was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” by Stephen R. Covey. This book had a profound impact on my life, and influenced me in my decision to become a full-time Mom.
In Habit 2, the challenge was to create a Family Mission Statement. As the four of us sat around the dinner table, I shared the idea of creating a mission statement for our family. My oldest, who was four at the time, was the first to speak up , “Listen to God” she exclaimed proudly.
Here’s our family’s mission statement:
Listen to God and follow the Holy Spirit
Develop and enrich our marriage
Educate, guide, and nurture our children so they can get into heaven
Live simply, so others can simply live
Create a peaceful, relaxing haven at home
Lead a healthy lifestyle
Do you have a family mission statement? Have you ever thought about creating one? Are there any obstacles in your way?