We don’t get to pick our families, and we all know that our family members are far from perfect. But take a second look – we may have had problems with family in the past, but that’s the thing about family – sharing some DNA is the perfect excuse to reach out when you need some help, even if things haven’t always been smooth. Here are some great things about family.
They made you who you are today
Whether you learned a love of animals from your grandmother or you got your determination from your father, chances are your family has had a lot to do with the person you are now. You probably also got some of the bad family traits as well – but learning how to successfully deal with the bad things has also helped to make you who you are.
They can help you through the tough times
You may have fought with your sister in the past, but when you really need her you know that past arguments will be put aside. She may help by lending an ear, a few dollars, or her spare bedroom. When things are really tough, very often past grievances can be put aside when you are family.
You can help yourself by helping them
Reaching out to a family member when they are having trouble can be good for you, too. Lending a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on can help you to feel like you are part of a very close group. Don’t wait until one of your family members is having a crisis, either. Get in the habit of calling just to check up on a cousin who has been having a hard time, passing out compliments, and telling someone what they mean to you.
Your family may not be your ideal version of what a family “should” be. Some families have a hard time being all that you want them to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a supportive, loving group of people. Whether you have a supportive family or not, sometimes you need a bit of help dealing with life – call Wasatch Crest Treatment in Heber, Utah, at (800) 385-3507.