Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Importance of Family

Tonight we have a family dinner with my fiance's family. I love that he has such strong family values, and that his family is soooooo important to him. His father is in town from interstate, and we are all getting together at his mothers house with the the direct and indirect family.

I think it's remarkable that his parents, who have been divorced for over 25 years, are still friends, and that his dad still considers his ex-wife's family, his family. Now this is no reflection on any other person's situation where that kind of harmony isn't possible. There are a variety of reasons why this would not be possible for many families. But the values of peace and harmony, and certainly maturity....being BIG people are present here. Being grateful for the good things in the past, and being mature enough to accept things as they now are.

None of this would be possible, if both parties hadn't been willing to not play, or stop playing 'the blame game'. No relationship is perfect. You wanna know why? There are people in 'em. And no person I know is perfect. Tolerance and acceptance of people for where they're at.

A very wise friend of mine once said "We all walk in the light with which we have". I just love that. We are all accountable to our own God given conscience. And the areas that give me pause might be completely different to you. But as we stay accountable to our values, and have more grace for ourselves and others, and quit trashing relationships in our own egoistic need to be right, we will all lead much more fulfilling and abundant lives.

there we are, that's my 2 cents for today.

Do you have any thoughts? Please let me know.

yours positively
Danick Buskermolen


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