Gems of Insight, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Insight #98

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that families may not be chosen, but they are given to us for a purpose. Some of us have families that we love, with which we have an impenetrable and loyal connection. Others of us have families that we would likely not have chosen had we had a choice in the matter, and because of those feelings we simply tolerate them. I am blessed to be a person who loves and appreciates the family that I have, a family that I would not trade for anything or anyone else in the world. I know, it sounds a bit cliched, but it’s true.

However, my goal for this particular blog entry is not to tell those of you who find it to be a challenge to connect with and appreciate your families, for reasons that I am sure are important because they are yours, what to do. But rather, my goal is to remind all of us that we have been given the families that we have for a reason, whether we know what that reason is or not. So, though we may not have any control over who comprises our families, we do have control over how we choose to view our families. And who knows, if we take the time to evaluate our families, the lessons that we have learned via them, and contemplate their purpose in our lives, we will likely come to the realization that a blessing can come out of any situation as long as we are open to receive it. #lovebythedrop

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