Happy Family

11 Characteristics of a Happy Family You Need to Know

Do you know the characteristics of a happy family? Do you know the advantage a happy family enjoys? Read on to know more.

Being happy and active is about being vibrant. We see many people around us who are cynical. Their body language speaks their state of the mind before they actually speak. Mostly these people are unwelcome wherever they go. They spread negativism wherever they go.

Optimism and pessimism both are contagious. We are attracted to vibrant and optimistic people.

What is true for an individual is also true for a family. A happy and active family is an asset to society.

Here we present 9 characteristics of an active family.

  1. Spend Time Together

A happy family spends time together. Everyone is always busy yet they allocate time for the family. It could be breakfast or dinner or simply chit chat every now and then. They like cooking together.


They give aged grandparents in the family adequate time. They are involved in family activities.

This is what differentiates a happy and active family from an inactive and sadistic family.

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” Albert Einstein

They play games together. They go for a picnic more often. Playing games reinforces their optimism.

Playing together develops a sportsman spirit. This makes them broad-minded. They let go of things. They don’t sweat the small stuff.

  1. Likes Guests and Friends

They are surrounded by friends and relatives. They meet often and spend time together. They are sought after guests. Others like their company.

They like people over products. Apart from their family, their friends and close relatives are their support system.

  1. Learn Something New

They are enthusiastic about life. They learn new skills. They enjoy their hobbies.

They are in I want to know mode and not in I know it all mode.

They are inquisitive.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

They are learning new things. This attitude makes their mind stronger.

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  1. Share & Seek Experiences

They talk and share their life experience with each other. They like to learn from others’ experiences.

They seek more and diverse experiences. They learn from real-life experiences. They do not worry about failure. Failures are the stepping stones of their success.

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

Their active mindset makes them take more risk. This is how they learn new things. An active family remains active with newer life experiences.

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  1. Spend Less Screen Time

Spending screen time takes people away from the family. This alienates family members. This is the antithesis of an active family.

An active family watches less TV. They spend less time on the phone screen. Their personal time matters more than their screen time.

More screen time makes family passive. They enjoy people more than gadgets.

Happy Family

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  1. Optimistic in Bad Times

They do not lose hope in bad times. They remain hopeful. They take up the challenge head-on. They worry less and act more.

They accept unwanted situations and results with courage.

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

They make wise choices.

  1. Accept Rather Than Blame

This is important. They accept responsibility. They accept their failure. They don’t blame others for their own circumstances.

Blaming others is not going to help you grow. Accepting responsibility is the way to personal growth.

A happy family is always ready for personal growth opportunities.

  1. Proactive Approach

They are proactive. They think ahead. They take action. They have a positive outlook on their life.

They help others without being asked for.  Their active mindset makes them think ahead. This is an excellent way to anticipate the future and be ready for it.

“No one knows the future, but the present offers clues and hints on its direction.” Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

They take a cue from the present. Reactive people wait for the future to unfold.

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  1. Participates

They participate in community events. They celebrate festivals. They mingle with their neighbours. They are go to people in their social circles.

Happy families are assets in society. They spread positivity, they help others, and they shoulder responsibilities.

  1. Focus on Fitness

A happy Family takes fitness seriously. Unfit family members puncture in happiness. Physical and mental fitness is their priority. They eat good food, exercise regularly, and are aware of their fitness responsibility.

Happy Family

Many people do not do proactive diagnostic tests worrying about the outcome. This approach could be dangerous. Early diagnosis of disease helps in early and easier treatment. Delayed diagnosis of disease makes it aggravated. Many time it becomes untreatable or difficult to treat.

A happy and active family is not like this. They take fitness seriously. They periodically and proactively do the diagnostic tests. They are not afraid to deal with any health issue. They deal with unwanted health issues courageously.

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  1. Spiritual and Ethical

They are spiritually inclined. They are ethical in their conduct. Unethical conduct is anti-happiness.

They believe in Minimalism as a way of life. Hoarding mindset robs your happiness

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Is your family a Happy and active family? Take on the challenge and become the torchbearer of optimism by becoming an active family.

“Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.”  Elie Wiesel

Being passive and unhappy is not just anti-social, but it is also anti-self. Shun your passiveness and do good things by becoming a happy and active family.

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