Today is Family Day in Saskatchewan (and a few other provinces), a superb opportunity to spend quality time with our biological family members, our in-laws, our friends, our significant other, our neighbours, or whomever we love like family.
Not only do I have a special sister and brother, wonderful in-laws, and an amazing husband, I also have a few close friends that are just like family to me. They lift me up when I’m down, they make me laugh, they celebrate with me when I reach a milestone, they hold judgment if I say or do something unorthodox, they listen when I babble, and they help me learn from my mistakes. All together, these beautiful people make up my large and colourful family, filled with uniqueness and love.
I am the luckiest person in the world. And today’s the perfect time to remember with fondness the family members I’ve lost and to be thankful for everyone who’s in my life and supporting me on life’s journey.
Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are connecting in some way your family … whomever it includes.