We know as well as anyone: family relationships can be tough. But this time of year, as you’re thinking about everything you’re thankful for, we’re sure your family tops the list. That’s because, at the end of the day, your family is your support system and gives you purpose in life. Here are a few of our top reasons for being thankful for family.
They Gave You Your Traits – Good and Bad
As a child, it’s your family that influences how you develop. That’s why family is credited with (or to blame for) many of your personality characteristics. Being uniquely you is something to be thankful for – and something to be grateful to your family for.
They’re Your Biggest Support
We understand that everyone’s family dynamic is different, but when you think of your greatest support, chances are, it’s a family member. The family bond is stronger than any friendship, so it’s usually a family member you can depend on most.
They Make You Patient
Family relations are never simple. And whenever family is involved, chances are, you have the “opportunity” to be patient. That learned patience is a great quality – one you can translate to many aspects of life.
They “Get” You
While the rest of the world might not understand your humor, or think you’re a little weird or “unique,” your family accepts and “gets” you for who you are. If you think your family understands who you really are, that’s something to celebrate and be grateful for!
Believe us when we say: no two families are alike. And that’s a beautiful thing. Just as no two people are exactly alike, so too no two families share the same quirks and dynamic. While your family might frustrate or exasperate you at times, know that your family is one of a kind. And be grateful for it!
As you gather around your Thanksgiving table this year – whether with or without your family – think about them and the reasons you’re thankful for them. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!