The Davis Family Flash

The Davis Family Flash
Welcome to the Davis Family Blog! We are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). We hope you enjoy learning more about our family. We love our six children, wonderful daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. We are a musical family, and love the outdoors.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Intentional Recreation

On my morning bike rides I have decided to pass the time by listening to podcasts of BYU and BYU-Idaho devotionals.  The challenge of listening and learning while peddling between Rexburg and Moody and then up to the university is I can't take notes.  And, without taking notes or sharing some really great lessons, I likely will forget many valuable insights.  Therefore, I will take time periodically to record my thoughts and feelings as soon as possible on our family blog. 

The talk I listened to yesterday was by Patti Freeman a recreation professor at BYU.  She talked about the value if intentional recreation in building family unity and improving relationships.  Her central them is we should "go and do" and make recreation and fun a priority.  I have captured a slide from her talk (see below) which highlights her main points.  In essence, we can choose to veg and be distracted by all of today's media, or we can get out there and enjoy the beauties of this great earth, learn life's lessons, and create memories that can last forever.

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