It’s when you’re face-to-face with those who know you the best that you realize what kin means. Right now, people are spending more time with their family members than they’re used to doing. For some, it may feel like punishment but for others, it feels like quality time. You’ll probably agree that around the world, there’s an ongoing understanding of the true meaning of who are truly close to you.
In honour of International Day of Families (15 May), I asked a few people what family means to them.
The True meaning of Family
For Charlene, kin reflects the society:
Society is an amplified reflection of the individual family units inside of it. If we as families value integrity, honesty, and good work ethic, then so will the society we live in. If we as families tolerate or encourage lying, stealing, and violence, then we know all those things will be amplified in our government and society.Hess Un-Academy
Nava says family is that group of people:
…who will always be in your life, that you can count on no matter what. You all know how to push each others’ buttons and sometimes that results in all out blow ups and melt downs but you also have each others backs always.
It feels my heart with so much joy and literally brings tears to my eyes knowing if I see my life as a supportive role to my family, they are able to strive and their opportunities will be endless.Optimized Life
Allison defines family as
…the ones that will be there for you through thick and thin.Proud Happy Mama