Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Redefining Family

Those who are of like-mind.

We move from family to family as we create new experiences in our lives.

Drawing a community around us, or joining one, is the most natural thing in the world.

We have gifts to share.

We appreciate the gifts of others.

In that space, we create a community, or family.

Our family of origin gives us our first sense of family.

It can be positive or negative.

We build on both aspects.

At some point, we realize we are part of the creation of that family.

And we also realize, we can have a powerful role in creating the community we desire around us.

We define family according to our happiness, our disappointments, our appreciation, our resentments.

And then, finally, we define family and community the way we consciously choose to do so.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

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