Traditions are powerful. Traditions create stories. They create stability. They are focus points and centers of balance for individuals, families, and teams. When you have a tradition, you know what to look for, you know what you can trust, you know what to rely on. Expectations can be harmful when they are not met, traditions give confidence because they are known events with predictable results, expectations that always come true. Traditions are more powerful than we often give them credit for. Create traditions and watch your experiences and life improve.
I am thankful for the traditions my Mother brought to Idaho from Germany, so we as children could feel connected to her, to our family, and to each other. Now each of us 6 siblings continues those traditions to this day.