So today I was supposed to post about my Contiki, which I did start a while ago. However, my Nanna is now in hospital and it’s Fathers Day, so I thought I would throw up some cute photos and ramble about things I’ve been thinking about lately.
Theres always issues within families and no ones is perfect but theres loads of good stuff and lots of good things you can take from the flaws. My family is all over Australia and I’m awful at catching up with those that are here in Perth so I don’t get to see anyone nearly enough. I am lucky however, that I have a family that are incredibly caring and loving and accepting. So here is 10 things I’m grateful to my family for.
- Acceptance – No body cares what you do or who you are. They all just want everyone to be happy.
- The Banter – We all rip into each other and make fun of ourselves too. No one takes themselves too seriously.
- Honesty – There’s no fakery. We don’t pull the wool over or hide how we are, if we’re not happy, it’s ok to say so.
- Conversation – We all love to talk, and we can talk all day! But we get into the big things too, theres no taboo conversations.
- Disagreements – We don’t argue but it’s ok to have a difference of opinion. Theres no need to keep your mouth shut, if you don’t agree, discuss it rationally!
- Independence – My family is full of beautiful, independent women and men who love them. I was brought up to think for myself and look after myself and that is incredibly important.
- Absence – It’s ok to move away and it’s ok to not be in contact for a while. We all know that we love each other and that we’re there whenever it’s needed.
- Mistakes – We all make them, but you need to learn from them. My family is pretty open about the mistakes they’ve made and made sure that I’ve learnt from their experiences.
- Habits – I am always trying to better myself and I think I’ve gotten that from my family. I’m not content to sit still and accept things as they are (which can sometimes be problematic). I always need to be moving forward.
- Love – I know that I’m surrounded by people that love me. We don’t sing and dance about it and it’s not something we necessarily show very often but I’m so grateful that I have so many people that I can turn to if I need it. We are all there for each other and I just hope that despite being awful at being around a lot that everyone knows that I’m here for them too.
Well, I’ve clearly been feeling pretty emotional lately and normal service will resume soon. I just hope that this post has inspired you to maybe give your dad a call today to say Happy Fathers Day or go spend some time with your Nanna. I understand that some people haven’t got good relationships with their family, or don’t have much (or any) family at all. But whatever your situation, please make a bit of effort to spend time with those who love you and those you love.
Thanks for reading!