Family Vision Statement.

Creating a Family Vision Statement 

Shortly after this photo was taken, we wrote our first family vision statement:


These are the IDEAL -- the values we feel are most important.  While this is not our moment to moment reality, they provide us the North Star to orient all our decisions as a family. 

Josh first read of this concept in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. Since then, we've used our mission statement as a foundation for our family calendar, activities, travel and projects.  

And each week at our family meeting we discuss how we have observed each other display gratitude, compassion and peace. Its so much fun hearing what the kids come up with each week. Our hope is it will help solidify our family structure and serve as our moral compass. 


Photo Credit: Darya Kamalova of Thecablookfotolab

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