I met a beautiful adorable girl about 7years old who happened to be a daughter to a colleague at work months ago, and before she left we decided to gift each other with something. I made a box with a paper as her gift and my gift is the picture you see above; that is an image of a house with three girls, symbols of love, stars, flowers and a “Happy Birthday” written above it even though it wasn’t my birthday, lol! I asked her about her sketch and she told the house is where they live and those three girls were her and her little sisters, they were playing outside while mum, dad and their brother were inside the house.
The above is just about a little girl who is given a sheet of paper to sketch something on and then randomly sketch something which gives value to how much her family is important to her even though it was a supposed gift for me. I normally base things on the idea of a child since they do great with identifying what is worth giving out their best to and what is not.
Everyone of us defines family differently however, the significance of the family is the same. Families differ in terms of economic, cultural, social, and many other facets, but what every family has in common is that the people who call it a family are making clear that those people are important in some way to the person calling them his or her family.
What does family means to you? Is it just being born and told that; this is your family, the most important people that are forever going to be in your life?
The dictionary defines family as a group of people consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit. By my definition family means being with people who loves, understands, and accepts you genuinely without condition. You may never understand why some people consider their pets as family until you explore the true meaning of Family. It goes far beyond blood relations and you can find someone who can care and love you better and more than your own self but is not related to you by blood.
Family is termed as such since everyone within it look out for eachother or better said, are each other’s keeper. It does not matter how messed up someone within the family is he or she still qualifies to be under their protective shield, a group can still be termed as family even when its filled with bunch of thieves although not acceptable by the society since a family does not need to be perfect, just united.
I picked up a part-time to enable earn more for a pressing project of mine but I stopped past a year ago after 5 months of working there. I would wake up each morning and leave home, come back late at night or not return home at all for days, especially when I had to work for 24 hours from one job to the other. After the 4th month I sat down to analyze and know if my gains were more but it was not. I did earn a little bit but not as much as I rightfully needed to be paid considering my input, again being there was turning me to someone I was not although I did all what was required of me and my employers were much pleased with me. I couldn’t also make time for my personal important stuffs that was fun and healthy for me like my blog and choir, couldn’t even read much nor write. Above all my family, even when my mum took ill and needed me most I was just busy trying to earn for the family too.
The hurting part was when some friends I consider family told me how they never could reach me on phone when they needed me and had to wait till they see me online on my whatsApp. I recall when I went to see the administrator concerning my resignation, he asked me one simple question “Are all those things you are leaving the job for going to provide you money?” The answer was No! but I will be happy since its going to give me all that I need. Its past a year now and I have no regret leaving that job and for a fact I think I made a wise decision on that.
I thought by working to earn extra money I was doing it for my family but I was wrong it only seemed just for me since my family never asked me for that, it was doing fine before then and its still doing great, somehow I’m doing better without that job even more than before. The fact is when you care about your family and put it first, you have your whole family caring about you too. You turn to have people worrying about you, finding ways to help you. Why have only one person [you] helping you through life when you can have the whole world [family] doing so. Literally by caring for family to help each one of them achieve their dream and they in turn help you reach yours. I guess I survived my most terrible unit at my workplace since we [the staffs] saw each other as family and so looked out for eachother.
The basis of family is love, it teaches each other, serves one another and share life’s joys and sorrows. Family provides a setting for personal growth, it works together to overcome struggles and to provide happiness to each of its members. As much as we all naturally belongs to a family keep stretching out your hand until it reaches someone who is ready to hold onto it so we all become one big family.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
– Elbert Hubbard