“Family is the most important thing in the world.”– Princess Diana
They have watched you laugh, cry, win or fail at different points in your life. They have seen you at your worst and best, they have shared in your joy and pain. They know and understand your strengths and weaknesses and they may seem to criticize you the most. You didn’t choose them and you can’t forget them in a hurry but out of all the people in this world, they are the ones that probably know, understand and accept you the most – Your family! Yes, your father, mother, sister, brother, spouse, children and significant others. They are the ones who will be with you in times of crises, celebration, mourning and even at death.
“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!”- Albert Einstein
Every family is different, what applies to one family may not apply to another. It’s the uniqueness of your family that makes it special. You should cherish your family even with all the imperfections that forms part of it. The obvious truth is that there really is no perfect family no matter how perfect they may seem to the outside people. Every family has their own challenges as well as strengths. Here’s a tip;
Take time out to appreciate the positive sides of your family while refusing to mull over the negative aspects of your family.
“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Guy Lafleur
As humans,we have a strong need to love and be loved and the family is usually the first platform where love is expressed such as in caring for and sharing with one another. The bond that ties your family together is not just blood, but more of the shared joy, love, memories and respect for each other. It’s the reason why you love your brother, sister or others in your family regardless of how much you have fought with them in the past or their weaknesses.
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George Moore
We have a responsibility to our family to keep it strong and knitted together in love. Doing this requires a daily effort on our part to invest in our family with our time, gifts and other resources.
Family ties are precious threads, no matter where we roam,
They draw us close to those we love, and pull our hearts toward home.
“Love begins at home and its not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action”.- Mother Teresa
Welcome to the month of February, the season of love.Every day this month… (and of course other months), make a conscious effort to put a smile on a family member’s face!
Love starts with you.