Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and while many people have loving mothers, many others had to spend the day without theirs because of death or distance.  Many people, however, have toxic relationships with their parents, which makes Mother’s Day a painful day.  I would just like to remind you that:

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”
          –Richard Bach

Family can be blood, but it doesn’t have to be.  If you haven’t already done to this weekend, make sure you take time out this week to appreciate someone with whom you have that mutual bond of joy and repect.


One comment on “Family

  1. Toxic families – oh yes. You are so right – family does not have to be blood. I blogged yesterday about a childhood friend’s mother, a Holocaust survivor, and the role she played in my growing up after my mother died. In turn, her daughter, my friend, became an elementary school teacher and made a difference in the lives of many of her students.

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