Family is a word that may mean something warm and fuzzy to you, or it may mean the complete opposite. A family can be made up of people you are related to, or a close group of people you may call family. Whatever your family is, never forget the importance of them.
In this last year I have lost 7 family members and in the last week had to attend to funeral services back to back. Its been really heart wrenching. On top of it all I’ve looked around at my family and I can easy spot the ones that aren’t going to make it through the next 5 years. Needless to say I’m coming to that age where I’m more aware of death and its affecting me at a higher level because these are the people that are closest to me and as a child I thought would be around forever. Losing family is part of growing up…a hard part of growing up.
If you’re reading this blog I challenge you to take a moment, no matter what your status is with your family, good or bad… and let them know that you love and appreciate them. None of this would be in this world or survived it up until now if it wasn’t for someone. Make sure you tell them you love them, even if you have to lie. It helps, a lot.
If there is anyone in your life, whether they are related or not, if they have been there for you then thank them. People do kind things because they care, and they will stop doing them if they feel unappreciated. Returning the favor can be as simple as acknowledging that kind act. It’s a free gift and its quite simple. Take a moment out of your day to make someone else’s today.