The Gift of Family

There is no better feeling than the love of family. This particular statement takes me back to my childhood when I would faithfully spend an hour each week watching a TV show by the name Seventh Heaven. It was an incredible educative show about family support and encouragement, that sort of thing. I absolutely loved it. But that’s besides the point.
Last week I made a trip back to my home country. Prior to that trip I knew I had missed everyone

Logo der US-Serie No Ordinary Family
Logo der US-Serie No Ordinary Family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

back there and the lifestyle. But believe me I had not realized just how much until I arrived back home and was surrounded by beloved family and friends. Although I was only there for a week, it was worth it every last dime. 
Boy! saying goodbye this time round was a lot harder. All I can say is, we have to do what we need to do, right?
During my stay I spent a lot of time in the company of uncles and aunties and cousins and my grand parents. We ended up talking about our lives, accomplishments, and our plans for the future. I was reminded of how hardworking my family has always been. Of how they each have huge dreams which they never seem afraid to take steps towards fulfilling. I also realized just how much faith they all seem to have in each other. So I secretly said a prayer to thank the almighty for blessing me with such a strong source of inspiration.
So now that I am back to school and to work (this coming week), I cannot help but strive to work harder. To not only accomplish my dreams but also to make my family proud. Going on that trip was exactly what I needed. I had plenty of time to unwind and then some time to gather renewed energy and enough motivation to last me a long while.
I hope that we all have someone or something in our lives to motivate us each day. So today, I will take a moment to let you know that you can achieve just about anything you want to accomplish. Believe in yourself and work towards it. Do not give up because things seem tougher than you want them to be. You cannot achieve sweet success unless you can get through the tough times. Good things never come easy!
Best wishes pals!
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