Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

A friend of mine has this picture framed in his living room:

Family: other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

This family quote above speaks volume and is the reason why I am inspired to write this article.

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I ask myself what does family mean to me, and then I answer myself:

  • Family is the basis and fabric of humanity and society.
  • Family is what keeps us safe, loved, fed and sheltered.
  • Family is what caters for our needs and education.
  • Family cares for our well being.
  • Family is the fruit of love and respect between a man and a woman.
  • Family is the role model for love, sacrifice and forgiveness.
  • Family is where we grow with our siblings and endeavor through the web of life together.
  • Family is just a word that carries a lot of meaning and actions behind it.
  • Family has no boundary and is not confined by the same bloodline.
  • Family is a conscious effort to care for another fellow human being.
  • Family is spiritual charity and selflessness.
  • Family is a reminder that you should never bite the hand that fed you or keeps on feeding you.
  • Family is humanity realizing its unity.

Without my family and all it provided to me, I would not be the same person who I am today and perhaps I won’t be here writing this article.

I only pray to God that I have the strength to stay loyal to my family and treat it the same way it treated me. After all, there could be a reason why in the Bible there is one commandment that speaks about that:

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

–Exodus 20:12

What is family to you?

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