Looking for a reason to write but not sure where to start? Join me and hundreds of others in Five Minute Fridays started by Lisa Jo-Baker. The key is to write for five minutes based on Lisa-Jo’s prompt “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”
So here we go: “Glue”
Well, the first thing that comes to mind when I see this word is family. We all have that one person that (of course depending on your family dynamics) is the glue that holds everyone together. It’s all good as long as they’re here, present in this world. It’s all good—we all have that one person that is the reason for family gatherings, that helps to keep the peace. But again, that’s all while they are present.
But when they’re gone… Here’s what I want others to ponder that are in that position. You are the glue that holds your family together.
Please give them something that they can hold on to beyond your existence. Something of value that reminds them that this is what family is all about. Give them something that will bind them together even when you’re not here.
I wonder if families have these type of conversations. Because when the glue is gone… Wow! You’d be surprise[d] [at] how things are handled.
So again, if you are the glue to your family, talk to your family members. Give them nuggets of wisdom about the importance of family and not letting anything come between them, no matter what.