This is thanksgiving week. Most of us will be on our way to spend time with our families. Some of us might be looking forward to it, others, might be viewing the pending holiday with some trepidation.

Regardless of how you are feeling, consider this; a common death bed wish is that people wish they would have spent more time with their family. We all get caught up in our day to day lives. It is easy to forget that it is our relationships with others that give our lives meaning. 

We all have obligations. Some is to work, some is to our friends and some is to family and some is to ourselves.  It is whether we find a way to balance those obligations well and give ample time to our family, which will define how successful and happy we feel.

Yes, family can be annoying. But they are often a closer bond to us than any other. Which is why we are so adept at prioritizing them lower than we probably should. Family will be there regardless.  Don’t take your family for granted. For better or for worse, be grateful you had them. Not everyone is so lucky. 

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