I am at a loss of words for this week’s Thankful Thursday’s topic. Where should I start, and where could I end? I have been on this for almost a week now since the announcement of this topic last week, yet I am clueless on how could I ever thank my family to do justice to what they mean to me.
I’d rather thank god, for blessing me with a family where I find absolute balance. How? Well let’s just put it that different members of my family inspire me to be more than I currently am –
My parents gave me an upbringing, that made me believe that I could be anything. Absolutely anything! They taught me to never be bound by any inhibitions and actual or perceived limitations. Even today when I do not stay with them, they are the constant reminders of my aspirations and ambitions in life. Whenever I am engulfed with self doubt they act as thought catalysts and encourage me to go and get it.
My sister was the companion I had almost 24 x7 x 365 days of my life, until I decided to move out of my nest to explore the world. I realize today that she was the first audience to most of my self-indulging activities including my interest in arts & crafts, my inclination towards being a story teller or my ability to be a coach and guide. She followed the no questions asked policy and was always there.
My husband is the most ideal pillar of strength that one could imagine to have in the form of a friend and spouse. He is my reality check and my guide who prevents me from going astray. Whenever I am engulfed with negativity, he is the one who prevents me from stooping down too much and get hold of my character and strengthen it.
My parents-in-law are the cushions that help me take life easy and restrict me from pushing myself beyond the limits of my mental peace. They are quite a contrast to my parents, thus create a balance of sorts.
Oh, how can I forget my kids, who complete my family. They are the ones who challenge me to be a good example for them. They are a promise that encourage me to be a better person for their sake and make me practice gratitude every single day.
Then there are my cousins, my sisters and brothers-in-law who provide me the security of unconditional support. They are the people who are tolerant enough to let me just be without fear of being judged. They are reasons why I look forward to life in hope of spending some stress free moments of life.
My family has taught me the meaning of ‘always’, because I may be anywhere in the world, doing anything or nothing, yet if I get stuck maze of life, they will be there to guide my way out and find a new aspect to beauty of life.