Today I feel grateful for my family. My family has always meant so much to me. Although there were always little quarrels or disagreements while growing up, I am thankful for the strong morals, values and standards which my parents practiced and instilled in me. I am grateful that my dad taught me how to work hard and that life is not easy or fair. My dad also taught me to treat others right even when they treat you wrong. I realize how compassionate my dad is and how he has given me that gift. I am thankful that my mom taught me to care for others, to go the extra mile for others and that everything will work out. My mom is really patient and calm and sometimes I wish I could embrace these traits a little better. My parents bless me with so much love and support and are really awesome!
With my siblings its different in an awesome way. Somehow all of us are very similar and yet extremely different. My sister challenges me to grow and take risks. She is part of the reason I studied abroad. She is smart and works hard. She is probably part of the reason I worked as hard as I did in high school. I was trying to be as good as she was. She is really awesome and I am thankful to have her as an older sister! My brother is just as awesome. We have been friends since we were little but after my accident things changed between us. However, I am grateful to be at a point where we hang out again and can have deep life talks. He also wants to be an engineer however I think he is way smarter than me! I know my brother is going to be successful. I am grateful for his friendship and his jokes. He makes me laugh alot and is such a light.
G-d has blessed me into a beautiful family and I feel like we are family to support, encourage, love, laugh and work through life together!
PS. WE love to sing some Frankie together!!