Family is not just the tribe you were born in to. Family is the friends that you meet on your journey who share life with you – your experiences, your ups, your downs, your trials, your triumphs. Family is the person who lifts you up to be the best version of yourself you can be; not the one that pulls you down to keep you from living your life to the highest degree.
Family is much more than what is given to you. Family is chosen. You choose who you let in to your life. Choose the people who bring you the most happiness and peace. Choose the ones that are there for you when you need them as much as when you don’t need them. It is true that when life gets tough, you find out who your true friends or “family” are.
Just because you are of the same blood, doesn’t mean that you are any more tied to than to a person who doesn’t share the same blood in their veins as you. The beauty of life is the ability to surround yourself with like minded and like spirited people who uplift you.
We are all on a journey. Choose the members of your tribe that will sprinkle your journey with stardust and sunbeams.