When my uncle pulled into the gas station, I had been there about an hour. They found me sitting casually and talking with the attendant. My grandmother saw her opportunity and pounced. She asked in her strong New England accent, “Why weren’t you afraid Andy?”. She looked at me hopefully and thought I was going to give the Sunday School answer, “Well, I knew Jesus was with me, and so I wasn’t afraid!” Instead I said, “Well, G. I. Joe told me that if I was ever lost, to stay put and stay calm and someone would come for me.” It wasn’t the answer she had been expecting, but a moment and a lesson that has stuck with me ever since. It’s also a story my kids ask to hear often!
- Go on a Weekend Family Campout.
- Take a long walk, hike or bike ride and watch the sunset.
- Host a backyard campout, with a campfire if you are able. Put the phones away and enjoy time together in conversation.
- Before you head to bed, take some time to do some stargazing.