The word "Family" has really been on my heart lately. This weekend it came up in conversation with my nieces and sister-in-law. As a yoga teacher/mentor, I am sensitive to teaching, being with clients on or around holidays. I was very aware that at times when many are with family in celebration, many others do not have that connection or closeness with family. It might be through death, physical distance, or a choice to remove oneself from individuals that have done harm or are overall unhealthy to be around. Regardless of the why, it can be painful for those feeling like everyone else has something they don't....family. But, what is family? Is it just relationships created by blood or marriage? I have come to know first hand that this is not. Especially in these times... Families come in all shapes and sizes. I know that I have had to make the choice in my own life to distance from relationships that were toxic for me and even harmful. But, in my desire to change the trajectory of my life, not just for me, but for my children, I made intentions and commitments to surround myself with people that were uplifting, appropriate, kind and loving. And soon what I found was a "family" of my own creation. In-laws, friends, some of my own wonderful family that I Treasure. The point is, that no name or label should ever allow us to stay in relationships that are harmful to us...and while making that choice can be initially painful, it is eventually replaced with the deepest love and gratitude. And, if we have children, we teach and model for them how to honor and take care of themselves. We can still have love in our hearts for individuals but keep a necessary distance for our personal safety. Today I feel the deepest live for all of the unique families out there. Those that show up for each other, love and support each other and have each others backs. #family#tribe#truecolors#onelove#disregardthewicked#love#discernment#bewarewolvesinsheepsclothing#begoodtoyou#yourvibeattractsyourtribe#loa#bethechange
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May we never take your sacrifice for granted. May we never treat your service, or your loved ones left behind, with less respect than is due. May we always be motivated by your sense of duty to make it our duty to pray & strive for peace every day, not just today.