Week 3 Of Gratitude

Family…

Family is so important.  I’m very grateful and thankful for my family.  They are my rock.  They support all my endeavors even if they don’t always understand.  When I say family, I don’t just mean those though blood, but my close knit family of friends.  Last year was a bit rough and my family, blood and friends, have been there by my side and shown support like no other.  It’s times when you’re down or going through some things you find out who your family truly is.

Definition of Family:

noun
 a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household OR all the descendants of a common ancestor.
When I think of family of course I think of my immediate family and the extended family.  Then I think of my friends that have been by my side like 2 flat tires!!!  Yes I went there.  I have my BFF in Utah,  as well as my close friends here in GA.  These ladies and gents have held me together when I wanted to fall apart.  When I needed to scream real loud or just drink myself to sleep, (that’s only like 3 glasses) they were there for me.  I like to think I’m there for them just the same way.  To loose any of them would be so devastating.
Family is the one thing that keeps me sane when going through some rough times.  When you have someone that supports your goals and visions without really understanding themselves, you have someone that is there for you.  The question is, are you giving that same kind of support.  I love to support those around me.  It’s just as important to support those within your family in even more so.  Doesn’t matter if their family by blood, marriage or friendship.  Support is always the key.  Yes, support, not excuses.  Excuses are just that, excuses.  I see them as reasons why someone doesn’t want to help.  Yes, some of them are truly legit and I don’t ever want to take away from that.    When I say I plan to do something I do plan to do it unless some unforeseen situation come up.  I expect the same from others too.  One thing I can say about my family, they are always on top of things.  Very rarely, if at all, do I hear the flimsy excuses.
When it comes to family, what does it mean to you?  What do you expect from family?
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