As I grow older, I value family more and more. It really is a funny cycle: In infancy, we love to be surrounded by family. As we grow into teens, we cannot stand our families at times. Even as young adults, friends often seem more important than our families. But as I grow closer to my 30s (I am now 27), I see my family as a highly regarded aspect of my life.
Here is a poem for thought today by Craig S. Tunks:
“One of the greatest gifts
That life can give to anyone
Is the very special love that families share…
As years go by,
It’s good to know that there will always be
Certain people in our lives who care.
For there are countless things
That only families have in common
And memories that no one else can make…
And these precious ties that bind a family together
Are bonds that time and distance cannot break.
How fortunate we are
When we have relatives to love us,
It makes the world a happy place to be…
Few gifts in life
Will last as long
Or touch the heart as deeply
As the very special gift
Although everyone has family problems, family is one of the most important aspects to my happiness. Does your family add to your happiness? Do you have any special family traditions?