My everyday ritual is me and my time with my family. I always make sure I have time to see my family throughout the day for at least a little bit. I still live at home, that’s why I feel the need to visit them each day and see if anything needs to be done around the house. I help out as much as I can but I like to sleep in because I work third shift at UPS.
We all belong to a family and it is our family that keeps us together through thick and thin. Without having a family, no person is complete and the completeness comes with good family bonding. Now what is a family? By just saying that you live with your family does not hold any values to being a part of the family. Four or five persons living under one roof does not become a family. Family is a bond, a long lasting relationship that holds a bond with each other. It all forms when man and women become one and from there a family is born. There are many values that one has to learn to get the family bonding in the right manner. Bonding does not happen overnight. It forms with every second, every minute that you spend with your loved ones. The understanding, the acceptance, the belonging and the security all enclosed together is how a family bond is formed.
I always make sure to put them first before anyone else. Christmas, along with other holidays, is a tradition in my family that we always seem to keep true year after year. My dad is usually the one who keeps his family traditions alive with our family because he loves each holiday and the traditions his family has had for years. Although every Christmas morning is a hassle to deal with the annoyance of my father and the traditions he loves, I come to expect it and would be sad if these traditions were to someday disappear. I am hoping that one day when I have a family of my own that I will be able to keep my family’s traditions, especially Christmas Eve and Day traditions, along with creating some of my own. I have spent all nineteen years of my life having Christmas at home with my family and my father refuses to change our tradition of going somewhere else on Christmas. But, there have been times when my either one of my parents consider, if only for a millisecond, to spend Christmas morning somewhere else.
Even though there are traditions that seem ridiculous to me they are what make any family, including my own, a family. From how we celebrate holidays to even where we sit at the kitchen table, my family has traditions that we follow and enjoy because it is tradition and never changes. Family traditions are a way that my family sticks together.