Every since I was a child I have received a puzzle for Christmas. We would sit up a card table in the house, pour out the puzzle and each day you would see someone from the family sit for a few minutes to find a few pieces and then someone else would pass by and sit and before you knew it several of us were sitting, visiting and laughing as we were trying to find just the right piece. Depending on the size of the puzzle it might take us a week or maybe even a month to finish but it never seemed to matter and no one got in a rush, I think because we all enjoyed the time together. What an accomplishment we felt when it was finally done and we knew we had worked together as a family.
Now with children of my own it is a nice tradition to keep going with my family. There are a lot of unique and fun puzzles today and as simple as it sounds, just the extra few minutes with your kids makes a difference. It is also a time for your kids to bond and share with each other without parents. Puzzles are inexpensive, mind challenging and are great family entertainment. Remember as you search for just the right piece…you are making the right choice in spending quality time with your family. Throw in some snacks from Brookshire’s and make it a fun past time for everyone!
Don’t forget to set aside time this week for your family. Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with them.