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Landon Saunders

            I don’t want my family in any kind of Humpty-Dumpty position. I don’t want a “great fall” to shatter my family. I want to be a family every day—no matter what the pressures. I have a new view of time. I know the power of every sixty seconds. I know there is great power in undivided attention. I know when I am with my family I will do my best to be fully with them rather than letting my mind stray to other things.

Today, I’ll begin to change my life and my family’s life with just sixty seconds. I will look deeply into their eyes—in a way that they’ll know that nothing and no one else in all the world is in my mind but them. In a way that makes the world stand still—in a way that says more powerfully than words or gifts ever could—I love you.

            Take this moment with each family member today.

            Take this moment every day. You will rediscover your family. You will find that those familiar faces become strangely new and energizing when your presence with them includes depth to go with nearness.

            Stop all that chattering on the roof of your brain. Put down the paper. Turn off the news. Look at these incredible human beings in the room with you. Really see them…look into their eyes…let them see into yours.

             Your family will never be the same.

COMING WEDNESDAY: “Today I’ll Be A Friend”

[This is an excerpt from, How To Win 7 Out Of 8 Days A Week by Landon Saunders, which is out of print but is used by permission. In 2024 we will work through the entire book, with posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.]