Okay, so today may be a Saturday, and I’ve decided to give a game you (parents) and your children can play at home. Well, why not even invite your friends over to play this beautiful game with you?
This is called, “The Tennis Of Fun.”
This is not the competitive type of tennis game we see around.
So, it is different.
You both be at your side of the tennis court, ready with your bats.
So, he’ll pass the ball to you (over the net) and then you’ll pass the ball also to him over the net.
Play the ball in a kind of a partnership mode but not in a competitive mode.
The goal of both of you, is to make sure, the tennis ball does not go out-and none of you miss the ball at your end; hence, as a family you work it together. Yes, both of you should play as though you’re learning and as a family, you must partner together, to make sure the ball does not go out.
Once any of you miss the ball, both of you have lost; so partner to make sure the ball does not go out.
Now, your children (if around), can bring in more fun into the game. So, you’ll place them in the middle and they’ll be desperately trying to catch the ball you spouses are trying to pass to each other. If they catch the tennis ball, they have won or have obtained a point.
Meanwhile, both of you will only have one hit on the ball.
It is a game which can show how both partners can work together to keep things going and how they keep things together from danger or from trouble.
If through love, we play these games well they will help revive these families we belong to.
(Well, shouldn’t marriage and a family always be about partnering?)
(So, just make sure you don’t use any of the bats to hit any of your children’s heads, to think that is is the tennis ball).
Enjoy this game of fun, today.
Cheers and thank you.
Inspired by the Lord.
By Prince Akogo