Value of family

Cameron Hanks
LifeAtStart.com reporter

There’s nothing more important to me than family. I know I don’t always get along with my family, sometimes they can drive me to the brinks of insanity. I know I drive them crazy too. At the end of the day we all love each other. Honestly, I would be completely lost without my family.

Family will, most of the time, make life a little easier for you. That’s exactly why you should make life easier for them. Do things like help around the house without expecting anything in return or just because you were told to, ask your parents about their day and tell them about yours, call your grandparents and see how they’re doing, help out little siblings with homework. Things like that will go a long  way. Try to keep in touch especially with your parents when you’re not living with them anymore. After all, most of us are taking advantage of our parents, eating their food and staying with them rent free. The least you can do is treat them well, there’s a lot we take for granted.

My family’s happiness is my happiness. When I was younger I didn’t realize how much I really valued them. I’m extremely grateful to have both of my parents and a family that loves me. Not everyone has that and for those that do really appreciate how lucky you are. Just know who will be there to take care of you in your later years and be sure to take care of them.