This being the reflective time of the year that it is, and being close to the thankful time of year, has naturally got me to thinking about what I am thankful for. I could fill a book with everything that I'm thankful for, though, so I'll just hit the biggest one. I am thankful for my family.
I titled this post "Support" for a reason, you see. Everything has to have some sort of support to do things, to exist. Even invertebrates have to be able to support themselves enough to move around. And everything I do, I know I have the full support of my family. I ran a marathon this year, and who was there to help me hobble back to the car and drive me home? They have a wide range of experiences to draw from for advice, and I know they'll give the advice and then support me whatever choice I make.
I can't say I always express my sincere and deep appreciation for each of them, and I may occasionally get angry with them, but in the end, I trust them and love them beyond anyone else. My mum and dad bring the wisdom of years and experiences beyond my own. My sisters grew up together and know each other better than anyone. Having a little brother means I get to do all the things I wanted to do at his age now, and he's smart enough to keep me humble. I don't see my extended family very often, but I know I can count on their support too.
As we bring another calendar year to a close, remember why you are where you are and who helped you get there. Go give them a hug, just because. I know I am incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful family.