Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 13:08

Before it's too late, say thanks to your parents and your entire family.

There's Mothers Day, Fathers Day ...etc. but nowhere on the calendar do I find a day set aside to say thanks to your parents, grandparents and your entire family for that matter, for all they've done for us.

As we grow up, there are stories about poor study habits, low grades, drug and alcohol abuse, disrespectful remarks, lengthy disappearances, or running away from home; about how our parents could not sleep at night for years worrying; about how parents show infinite and unconditional love and care year after year; and are we sorry for what we put them through?

Do we ever take time to think about how our parents have served as our servants for decades, and how rarely we show them our gratitude?

I refer back to my own life, when my father and mother saved, borrowed and scrimped after moving to The USA and faced economic uncertainty, but yet I thought nothing of living the high life once I got into college. How that must have torn them up inside?

Wake the hell up if you are blessed enough to have living parents who treated you decently. Your folks sacrificed more for you than you could ever realize, and you will not realize that until you become a parent.

Wake up and give your parents a truly great gift: the gift of gratitude, expressed loudly and with real sincerity from now on and for the rest of your life. There is no greater gift, nothing better, not ever.

And when they are gone, you will be glad you did it for the rest of your life.