What comes to your mind, when I say the word "Family"? Love? Upbringing? Life? Or it could unfortunately be the opposite for some as well, but I will relate this article on my experience and how I hope most of you have it... Well whatever it is, it’s really important to acknowledge what lies behind this one magnificent word.
Family - Your reason to exist. Agree? No options there. Well I've realized over a period of time the importance of mine. Whether you’re the only child, or whether you have siblings like I do, it doesn’t really make much difference in how one should respect his parents. Whatever happens in Life, your parents, being your core family will always be around. My father in fact says that you cannot trust anyone as much as you can trust your family. The phrase: “Blood is Thicker than Water" ring a bell?
Whatever I am today, I am hugely grateful to them for supporting me and giving me the upbringing I have. Everyone would have their own perspectives here. Respect that. From the time you learnt how to walk to being fed your first cereals. The love being so unconditional then, as we graduate through school our interactions with non-family members: aka classmates take place. Parents being extremely weary at this point, wanting to know who your friends are, so that you are under the right influence. We all know how crucial that outside "influence" is.
And then before you know it, your social life booms. Peer pressure of your friends, latest trends and the all hyped “Are you cool enough" quotient. Arguing with Mum and Dad for extended curfews, inflated allowances, and my ultimate favorite: “Why can’t I when all the others are allowed too?". I'm sure we can all relate. Nod your head if you do. But as we grow older and mature through our varied experiences, how does our relationship with our parents change? For all that they have done for us; we are indebted to them eternally. And how do you think is the best way to repay their efforts and sacrifices? Just make them proud of whom you become. Simple! More than the Retirement Holidays you give them, is the Moral Support and Unconditional Love You Return.
Golden Thumb Rule being never to do anything to disrespect them.
It’s never too late. You'll encounter hundreds of people in life, most will come and go. It’s a selfish world. But your Parents will Always Love You, Now and Forever. Cherish what you have before you set out to achieve what you don’t have.