That is the bottom line. No one is perfect and it is important that we recognize and accept that. Wouldn't we want people to look at the good things we did instead of the dumb choices we make? Wouldn't you want to live with hope and look for the good things in others instead of worrying about when the next person is going to make a mistake? Maybe you feel like someone in your family is using you too much. Isn't that alright? Isn't that what families are for? Wouldn't you want them to be there for you if you needed them? In reality, if you look at it more than likely there is someone that you are probably relying on more than others. You just need them and they do it because they are a true friend and love you.
When it comes right down to it everyone has their positive traits. It goes back to the saying I heard so many times as a teenager, "God doesn't make no junk." He didn't and he wouldn't want you to think that of anyone else and you wouldn't want people to think that of you. I could sit here and list things that I love about every single person in my family. Of course, there are those things that might drive me a little crazy or even hurt my feelings once in awhile, but I love them the same. I just want to enjoy the good in every way that I can. Deal with the challenges as they come and pray that they blow over quickly. They are my family and I couldn't imagine life without any one of them - parents, siblings, in laws, nieces or nephews.
Try it - sit down and write something good about every person in your family. You will be amazed at how it makes you feel and give you a little something to reach for.
Here's a quote to think about: Here are 4 things I know you can't recover: The stone...after the throw. The word...after it's said. The occasion...after it's missed. The time....after it's gone. Don't let time pass by without making great memories!