Before we even consider a New Year’s resolution, let’s take stock of what’s going great in our lives.
Few of us come from the perfect families like the classic sitcoms, “Leave It to Beaver” and “The Brady Bunch.” Most of us didn’t have a “Pa” like Laura Ingals in “The Little House on the Prairie.”
But when we compare ourselves to the ridiculously dysfunctional families on TV today, our own families don’t seem so bad. Though none of us is perfect and we all have our differences, I’m thankful for my family today. I appreciated my mom when I had her in my life, and I’m grateful for the legacy of love that she left us.
But since losing my mom, I recognize how precarious life is and never take for granted my children, my wife and the rest of my family.
And who do you talk to when you need a break from your family? Your friends, of course.
Love comes in many forms but its purest form is unconditional love – and most of us get this from our family and friends.
Where else do you find comfort?
The love of family and friends can make our lives more livable. Who are your best friends? Who brings out those warm, fuzzy feelings?
Life gives us other inexpensive, harmless pleasures: hugs and kisses, a warm coat on a cold winter day, a shared meal, a hot chocolate, a cup of herbal tea, the warmth of the sun, the sound of rain and the silence of snow.