Family fun isn’t always real. I am grateful for real family fun, the kind that allows family to be just that, who each person in the family is. My gratitude list for today includes the real family members I am so grateful are a part of my life.
The names aren’t important, essence of character is, and may be recognizable in your family too.
I am grateful that my mom pushes on in spite of anxiety and loneliness,
grateful that my brothers and sisters each have their own brand of family love and detachment.
This month I noticed an attitude of gratitude that my husband loves with pragmatic surprise.
Gratitude tilts the scale watching my son find new ways to stretch tough love boundaries.
With a grateful spirit, I see my sisters in law reach out tentatively, lovingly, to the introvert in me.
Grateful for respect, within disagreements and subtle conflicts within me and among family members. It is in the living of it all that real family forms.
Gratefully participating in family fun,