Family. It’s easy for me to be thankful for my family, and yet I sometimes don’t do a great job of expressing it. There are so many things that I’m thankful for when it comes to my family. From the opportunities that were made available to me to the examples of how to go through life the correct way, my family has always been a great inspiration to me. Now that my family has grown to include nephews and nieces I’ve found many opportunities to expand my definition of love, compassion, joy, and many other words. Family has also been important this year for the importance of what it means when someone isn’t there. The memories and lessons along the way won’t be forgotten and will continue to be carried on through our family. So what better way to end a week of being grateful than to say thank you to my family.