Why You Should Never Take Your Family For Granted

Why You Should Never Take Your Family For Granted

They'll always love you and want what's best for you.
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There's no doubt about it, family can be a huge part of most people's lives. When there's no one else there, family can be a reason for happiness in your life and will most likely always have a listening ear. Family is something that no one should take for granted, because they are always there to help. Here are reasons you shouldn't take your family for granted.

They're always there to listen

It doesn't matter what time of the day it is, what they're doing or where they are, your family is always willing to help you with whatever you need. Even though friends are always there to listen, there's something about having your family listen to what is going on in your life that is really great. Your family is a great way to talk through your life where they will just sit and listen and support you in all your endeavors.

They'll hang out with you when you're bored

Whether in you're in high school or college, sometimes your friends just can't hang out or you don't feel like going anywhere, but your family is always there to keep you company. Whether you're just hanging around and talking, watching a movie or playing games, hanging out with your family is a lot more fun than you think it is. Take the time to hang out with your family because it can actually be way more fun than going out with your friends.

They'll be honest with you

There's no one else that will be more honest with you than your family. If you're wondering what you should do with your life, they'll be willing to give you their honest opinion on what you should do and helping you figure out what is best for you. Even when you don't want your family to be honest with you and you'd rather them keep their opinions to themselves, you should really value what they think because they have your best interest at heart. Value their input, because they could help you see a new perspective that you didn't see before.

They'll always help you when you need it

No matter what is happening in your life or what you do, your family is always going to be there for you and help you with whatever you need, whenever you need it. Your family wants to see you succeed and they are going to help you do that. Whether it's encouraging you to pursue your dreams or help you fix your car, they are always going to help you out in the best way they can.


Family is an amazing aspect of life. They are there for you whenever you need them and without a doubt love you for who you are. Taking your family for granted and not thinking about all they do for you can easily happen, but just remember that they always have you at the front of their mind. Never take your family for granted because they will always love you.

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14 Things You Relate To If You Grew Up WithOUT Any Cousins

*GASP* "What, you really don't have any cousins?"

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It always shocks every person who hears me state that I do not have any cousins. For some reason, this is just hard for people to really believe when it's actually not something impossible. I think we are all just so used to large families that it sounds weird when people say that they have no cousins. Yet, it is definitely a potential reality, and actually impossible if each of your parents is the only child to your grandparents.

Here are 14 things that you can relate to if you grew up without any cousins.

1. Nobody believes you when you say that you don't have any cousins

I'm serious, for the tenth time.

2. Your grandparents spoil you

With no other grandchildren to worry about, it's pretty easy to do.

3. You don't understand when people say that cousins are your first best friends

My best friend was my first best friend.

4. You and your siblings are always the youngest people at family events

This was simultaneosuly a good thing and a bad thing.

5. You get all of the attention at holidays

Since you're the youngest one around, then distant relatives are always doting over you.

6. Everything you do is deemed awesome by your extended family because there is nobody to compete with

It's much easier to be praised when you aren't being compared to someone similar to your age.

7. You don't know how to hold babies

You're never around them so why would you?

8. Family photos are pretty easy to coordinate

The less people, the easier.

9. Other family members spoil you just because 

Afterall, you are the only kid around...

10. The family will make comments regarding the potential for you to have a cousin as a justification for why they aren't doing something for you

When you hear, "I can't buy you too much because someday your aunt is going to have kids and I will have to do the same for them" you cringe and just had to know that all of the attention wouldn't last forever.

11. Birthdays are always a big deal

A perk of not having very many to remember.

12. If your parents' siblings own pets, then you refer to the animal as your cousin

Cat cousins, dog cousins, lizard cousins, and fish cousins can be pretty cool, actually.

13. Sometimes you dream of marrying into a big family

This is to ensure that your kids do grow up with cousins.

14. You appreciate the closeness of your tight-knit fam

Maybe the only thing you would miss if you had a big family is the opportunity to develop such close bonds with the few relatives that you do have.

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