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Monday, June 16, 2014

Picnics And Family Bonding


A family that eats together stays together

When I talk of family, the words that come to my mind are – love, laughter, bonding and sharing meals. 
  
Family life for me is all about making memories and I feel a family that eats, laughs and spends quality time together creates such memories ..Sometimes magical moments just happen, the family gatherings, the merry making, the friendly banter etc. get stored away, to be treasured and cherished forever..and sometimes, a little thought and planning are required to make those special moments.

I feel picnics are a great way to spend quality time together and strengthen family bonds. I love the family picnics that I plan every few months. The excitement of cooking/packing of food to take along, the drive out, the giggling children, the laughter..the sharing of those moments..it’s what families are all about. 

Unfortunately, these days I see a lot of people around me who are so caught up in their fast paced lives that though they live under the same roof, they have no time for each other..and the rare free weekends are spent at shopping malls staring at products and strangers, having loveless meals prepared by professionals at food courts. It saddens me.

I would much rather spend a day out in the country side surrounded by nature, or on a beach with my family, away from the crowds, away from the cell phones, computers and technology in general..a day of relaxation, a day of family bonding.

When was the last time your family enjoyed a picnic together ?



18 comments:

  1. Two weeks back... it was a big family n friends get together picnic in a big park ..lots of fun

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    1. Ananya yes picnics are so much fun..hope you have many more fun times :)

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  2. Agree...Picnics are so lovely.
    Long time no picnics for me :)

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  3. Nice article. It is important to make time for family.

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  4. Lucky you...its been ages since I've gone for a picnic. You're right, we're losing out on these little pleasures of life by the advent of this new lifestyle.
    Thanks for this lovely post...I'm tempted to head somewhere for a picnic now...it would be lovely in this weather :)

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    1. Vinodini..yes its the perfect weather for a picnic :)

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  5. Family time is always enjoyable, when a combination of characters and mind collide, sparkles of joy creates unforgettable memories ! Your post made me remember all those family outing and joy ! :)

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    1. Thanks :) family outings are a great joy..

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  6. True, it takes me back to my childhood days where we used to wait for the summer vacations, cousins gathered together, a few boxes of cooked rice and a big grass covered ground and the shade, fighting for our favourite foods. Such amazing days :)

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  7. Feels like a millennia since i had a family picnic.. Hoping for one to take place in the next 2 weeks.. Cousins flying in from Muscat.

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  8. It feels like a millennia since i went for a family picnic. Agree with this fast paced life, we are all but spending time with family.

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    1. True..we need to spend more time with our loved ones :)

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  9. February 2014..we went for a picnic in a farm house by the side of a small river.. really enjoyed a lot..I completely agree with you Renu..a family picnic always refreshes our mind and body...

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    1. Picnic by a riverside..sounds great ! :)

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  10. we do it so often..completely refresh me and my fam...very nyc article

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