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Nontraditional Tradtions We live in an age in which it is hard to spend time together as a family Many families today wonder if having quality time together is a thing of the past We are inordinately busy for one thing whether household bread-winners or college students Also the definition of family has changed We are dealing with new definitions and characterizations of the idea of family Some of us have traditional families Some families have divorced single andor remarried parents creating a rather confusing family tree Some people choose to live their lives alone but may still be close enough to some friends to consider them family Whatever the circumstances many of us honestly dont know how to celebrate together We may even see the word tradition as something stultifying and old having no meaning for or application to us personally something usually being forced upon us by someone who smells funny and is only seen on holidays What all of this means is that we can no longer simply follow the examples of old It is up to us to create new family traditions Celebrating is not hard We all know about celebrating and have some ways of doing it The only challenge is to find new ways Why do we need to celebrate tradition It gives us something to look forward to and makes a formal statement that there are some things in life to be grateful for The notion of honoring tradition is unsettling for some people let alone creating new ones We understand that we need something to add a sense of order and stability to our lives But we are not sure about how to create our own traditions We seem to think that traditions must be heavy and complex ideas that had been around for hundreds of
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