This is a wonderful essay about the things that ensure happy and enduring families. (NYT 🎁 link)

The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides