"The Inconvenient Family"
By Bob PerksÂ Â
So, this is what I'm hearing.Â Â
"I get too many invitations."Â Â
"I don't even want to be there if she is going to be there."Â Â
"I'd rather be with a bunch of strangers than to spend it
with family."Â Â
There is even one local news anchor who has been quite open about not wanting to go to Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Â He's not that good.Â
They probably don't even watch him.Â Â
When did traditional family gatherings suddenly become so inconvenient, so disliked, so taboo?Â
Â Sure some of us have every right and probably a long list of reasons why family is not important to you.
Â I imagine some true horror stories, too.Â Â
Yes, we all have a family member who is too...loud, vulgar, smelly, abusive, drunk, rude or simply not much fun to be around.Â Â
Still, they are family.Â Â
I can also guarantee you that there are millions who would give anything to have a family to share a meal with.Â Â
I could tell the holidays were approaching by the sounds of griping and moaning, cursing and swearing, complainingand arguing.Â
Â We make excuses for the younger members of the family because
"He is at that age..."Â Â Help him to grow up and begin taking responsibility for his role in family.Â Â
"Well, their old now and want to do what they want to do."Â
So, they want to turn their backs on family now?Â
I promise you that when that "final moment" comes they'll expect everyone to be
there holding their hands and praising them for their strongfamily values.Â
Â "Well, everyone is too busy."Â Â
Too busy for family?Â Â
When did love become so inconvenient?Â
Â Call them.Â Visit them.Â Invite them.Â Love them, like family. Â If you're spending Thanksgiving by yourself tomorrow, drop me an email.
I promise I'll reply.Â
Marianne and I are having dinner with our family, Ricky, Lucy and Phil.Â Â Our dogs.Â
Â We'll all be here, I promise.Â Â
From my family to yours..."Happy Thanksgiving!"
"I believe in you!"
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!Â LOVE YOU ALL!!Â ~~Danielle
by Danielle P.
March 26, 2007
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"The Inconvenient Family"
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