Reflections: Family

Family, you can’t live with them but you can’t live without them. I am very fortunate to have the family that I do because no matter what happens, through thick and thin, we’ve got each other’s backs. At the end of the day, that’s what family should be about.

I do have to say though that we have had our ups and downs but this year, it has been good and I was lucky enough to go back this year to see my family.

Another reason why “alone does not have to be lonely” is because yes, I am alone here but I also know that my family will always be there for me if I need them so I’m never truly alone in life. I do make a lot of my own decisions and they trust me. I’m lucky to have as supportive of a family as I do. I am mostly talking about my immediate family but I do have some aunts, uncles, cousins and even my grandparents that I know that are quite supportive of me and love me just the same. I am one of the lucky ones. To be honest, I am one of the lucky ones, even in my own extended family. I think because, they don’t know what to think of me most of the time. I don’t really fit in anywhere in the family but in that same strange way in which I don’t fit in, I also do fit in.

I admit that my immediate family and I have sort of lost touch with some of our extended family but we all have our own lives and that’s how I am going to think of it. I use to hate part of my extended family but now, I kind of feel sorry for them. No matter what, I do wish them all well.

Just because it’s not Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other Family-oriented holiday, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tell your family thanks and remind them that you love them.

When was the last time you said thanks and that you love your family to your family? And if you aren’t close with your family because not all family is the same, when was the last time you said thanks or tell the people you would consider family that you love them?


There is one thing that really spoke to me when it came to family and it’s this music video that WongFu Productions made for Magnetic North and Taiyo Na.

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