The happy days of our lives... No matter how annoying a family can be - when we look back to what we consider to be the happy days, we find our best memories happening in the midst of our family.
It does not need to be a big family, it can be just two people - or it can be a large, extended family where friends are considered to be family members as well. Family happiness is a broad concept and only you can define what you consider to be your family.
The more time passes, the more you learn to understand the value of your family. Even those family members who really know how to push our buttons are a blessing in disguise. They may be the first ones that teach us self control - and love. We learn to love the person even if there are some matters we don´t like about them.
We learn we can never like everything about someone - and perhaps this way learn to understand we cannot demand this total acceptance form others either. And this is the first step to appreciating ourselves as we are. The funny point is - when we learn to accept and appreciate ourselves, one day we may suddenly realize we do accept the others totally also, and we can be so happy together that the annoying behaviour of our family members just isn´t a big issue anymore.
When we get older the past of course gets a little sugar coated - but that´s not a bad thing. If we learn how to live accepting other people´s differences, we may find we remember much more happy memories than unhappy ones. This is what family happiness is really all about,
I remember the TV-series Happy Days. I just loved it when I was a child. Later on I understood it was because it was all about acceptance. People made mistakes, yet their family loved them nevertheless - and they seemed to be so happy together no matter how different they were as personalities.
Here are short stories about families and children. Funny and touching - I hope they make you remember the happy days with your own family, and understand why we celebrate Mothers Day and
why we take all the trouble to make Halloween a fun day for our children, and why we want to be together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So here are the stories. You can comment the stories at the end of the page.