It’s a holiday today where I live. Like most holiday’s not much is getting done. Quick morning workout, coffee at Starbucks, playing a few video games and watching a few movies. Even a quick afternoon nap was in order.

But today is Family Day. Most of the weekend was anchored around a family birthday so we got lots of together time in. Having taken Friday off before the long weekend it has made for an extended time at home.

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. …Desmund Tutu

I have really appreciated this extra time. While not all the time was filled with some activity, some were. We shared a family meal, managed to go on a hike, and even played a game together. Extended family came over for coffee and cake too.

I love my family and it is times like these that I truly know why. It does not take a holiday or special day to realise that. But today was aptly named and so I thought I would write a few words.