May 1, 2007 1:09am CST
They say a family that prays together stays together, Do you have that kind of practice in your family? another practice is having meals together as a family, this is one family practice that makes the family closer. In my hometown, we have a practice called canao, more than the ritual, I like the gathering and having the chance to meet and talk to your relatives, friends and town mates in close proximity, Sharing meals and having a venue to gather and share life. What kind of practice does your family have to this effect, thanks for sharing.
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1 May 07
this is quite a sad thing to say but we're not that really close. we do eat together but we pretty much keep to ourselves. we dont talk about personal lives or issues. we dont go to church together. when we're on a vacation, there's always one of us who wont join. its been like that eversince i can remember. everybody is his own.
1 May 07
My family shares meals together, we pray the rosary as often as we can, we go to church together and we go to vacations as often as possible. We also go to the beach or go swimming as often as we can. We're water people! =) I think staying together can really help a family.
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1 May 07
I firmly believe that families who eat meals together are closer knit families. I was raised in a family that always prayed before each meal. I have kept that tradition in my own family. I am proud of my daughters for keeping it in their families also. I am impressed with your practice called canao. That is just so cool that the community or town as you put is shares meals and conversation with each other.
7 May 07
yeah we surely have such practices like this as we share a strong family bond in our culture.we used to have prayers togathers called "dars", "mehfil", "ijtama" and such other occasions where we invite and gather our family, relatives, neighbours and other family frinds, where we pray togather
2 May 07
Yes the children and i always pray together and do many things together. I want to be closely involved in there lives i want to be their friend as well as their mother like my mom is with me. A close nit family has so much love. And we get together with our extended family for birthdays and other event to try to keep that closeness going in that area as well