If you are out of work, take the time to make your family stronger and better. It is not easy to be out of work. Some people shut down and close themselves off from family when they are out of work. This is a mistake. If you are out of work, step up and use this time to make your family stronger, better and closer. You will be glad you did.
You Have the Time – Work to Make Your Family Stronger and Better
Work is important. There is no doubt about. However, most of us work in order to make life better for ourselves and our families. Often we spend so much time at work that we have nothing left for our families when we get home at the end of the day. This is not a complaint, merely a statement of fact. It takes time, lots of time to build a successful career or business. Since there are only 24 hours in each day each extra hour that gets added to the 8 hour work day must be deducted from time spent at home with the family. While family members understand that you must work in order to provide for the family, it still hurts when you miss dinners, school plays and athletic events.
It is natural to be embarrassed or even angry when you find yourself between jobs. It may even feel natural to turn away from family. It may even seem like a good idea to try to avoid family and potential embarrassment about being out of work. This is a mistake. It would be much better to turn towards family and find ways to make family bonds stronger and the relationships better. Even if your family relationships are all perfect, it is still good to work to make them stronger and better. Think of it like building a house, no one ever complains that the foundation is too strong!