Tis the season for thankfulness, celebrating, happiness, oh and can’t forget family drama. Everyone has their little quirks and small pet peeves, but the holidays seem to bring about the worst in everyone. From stressing about family trips to cooking the perfect meal, tensions may rise and personalities may clash.
Thus, it’s important to understand that the quote holds true:
“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back”
After spending time with other families during these holidays, I can certainly attest to believing in this quote 110%! No ifs, ands or buts. You never know what happens behind closed doors until you’re forced behind those doors and can see other people’s problems and faults. Don’t her me wrong, everyone has their faults (I certainly can name plenty of mine), but I would take my family’s problems and tiny arguments over those of other families.
It takes a while to sit back and stop wishing you were in another family with “no issues, ‘cool’ parents, and unlimited money,” but behind closed doors you begin to realize that there’s so many other issues that other families deal with than the ones that appear on the outside. As difficult as this may be to put into words, it’s incredibly important to understand.
You always tend to take out all your worries on those you love/ those who love because you know that, no matter what, they will always come back to your side. Nonetheless, I have learned, especially recently, that you should value and cherish those you love instead of using them as a doormat. Once you realize your issues are minuscule compared to what other families are going through, you begin to understand how fortunate you are to be living this life you have been given.
Happy reading & happy day ahead.