“Family is not an important thing it’s everything”
-Michael J. Fox
With the holiday season upon us and the conclusion of another Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember those around us. I spent my Thanksgiving break from school surrounded by family and friends. It was a time where I could catch up with family members from other states, create new traditions with my immediate family, and welcome my two new nephews into the warmth of family this holiday season.
Take a moment in the coming weeks and take a deep breathe. Appreciate all you have, however much or however little that might be. Enjoy the time with those around you. If you don’t think you have time, make time. Regardless of how tired you are. Family is forever, not physically, but spiritually and emotionally. Take a moment to pass down traditions, however simple those are. Tell the next generation how important they are to this world. Help your family grow. My wife and I do not have children right now, but I can assure you that when we do, they will be surrounded by loving friends and family.
Teach those in your life compassion. Teach them humility. Teach them to be a better person, even if they are already great. We all have room for growth. We all have the ability pass down our values.