Never forget the hands that raised you. For most of us there has been a special person or persons that we have been able to rely on as our rock. Unfortunately others have had it much worse.
No matter the path walked, it is one of growth
Either someone to look up to as a role model or somebody that has defined what you do not want in life. Writing this, one has to be aware of the hardships endured by some. To those, I sincerely hope that there has been a positive change in your life that you can set sail from and navigate calmer seas.
I chose to write this based on my own experience. My own happiness and hardships endured. Looking back, I am thankful for all parts of my journey. One needs the bad to compare with the good and conversely so, the good with the bad. Our very own measuring stick. This is how we know we have something worth holding onto. Something to grow, love and to build.
The life we choose to live and the people we become are from the insights and shortfalls from others. Thus, never forget the hands that raised you. You are who you are today because of it. These hands are lessons and memories to compare with your own. Which is a wonderful thing, strong foundations are built from this.
In closing, something to give thought to. Think back to the hands of the person or people who raised you. Picture only their hands in your minds eye. Notice the wrinkles and hardships? These hands are a reflection of that person and the life that they have lived. Caring hands or cold hands, these were their tools and they too were shaped by those before.