(I apologize in advance for the overuse of the word “family”)

I know my posts have been filled with dread lately, so I wanted to add in something a little more cheerful for the sake of change. While I may rattle on about depression and all the nasty parts of life, sometimes that’s what makes up the majority of a person’s emotional state. But this is the world we live in. Thankfully, we have good to be comforted by as well. I have to say I am ever so grateful for the friends and the family I have that have been supporting me for so long.

Family

My family has been there for me right from the start. The love we all have for each other is amazing. I can’t imagine a world without them, even those who have passed. I know they’re still with us in spirit, there’s no doubting that. I’ve felt them. For most of us our family make up a large part of our support system. Granted there are those out there who don’t have their family to lean on, and while I have never known that pain, I will say I’m sorry it has to be something that exists in the world. Especially during times like Christmas or any other holidays. Luckily family doesn’t always have to be blood related. Sometimes friends are so close they might as well be family. I’m thankful that I can call everyone who I love and care about, family.

Friends

My friends are always there for me and for lack of sounding too sappy in this post, I love them so much, just as much as family like I stated before. There’s nothing I want more than to see my little circle of family grow, so to all of the family I have out there(yes, that means family and friends), I love you and I am absolutely grateful that I always have you in my life to pick me up when times are hard and vice versa.

Conclusion

Around this same time…many months ago, I lost a friend that was very dear to me. We didn’t know each other for years and years, but in the months we got to know each other, we became such great friends. It’s strange to say it, but I know he’s there watching over us along with all the other loved ones who have passed over. I guess this is a post about being grateful for what you have, no matter what. Because as they say in life…”What’s there in a breath, could be gone in a second.” While it may sound depressing, it’s not meant to be looked at as something terrible. It reminds us that we should cherish everything. If you’re still breathing, you’re not finished yet, and that’s a very beautiful thing.

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