Feb 10th – Have a Sunday family meal or simply spend quality time with them today.

One of the strongest memories I have as a child is being with my family on Sundays, often for brunch at my grandparents.  I admit that at the time, I did not always want to go, it seemed like it would be more fun elsewhere, but I hold on to those days now in my heart.  A “family” can be what you make of it, they do not have to be blood related… could be friends, relatives, pets, loved ones, possibly an affiliation to which you associate.  I looked up “family” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definitions are below…  I am not sure that I recommend #8, but your family starts with you, spend some quality time with them today.

fam·i·ly  noun \ˈfam-lē, ˈfa-mə-\

plural fam·i·lies

Definition of FAMILY

1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household
 
2a : a group of persons of common ancestry : clan ;

b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock race
 
3a : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship ; b : the staff of a high official (as the President)
 
4: a group of things related by common characteristics: as

a : a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds
b : a group of soils with similar chemical and physical properties (as texture, pH, and mineral content) that comprise a category ranking above the series and below the subgroup in soil classification
c : a group of related languages descended from a single ancestral language
5a : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family <a single-parent family> ; b : spouse and children <want to spend more time with myfamily>
 
a : a group of related plants or animals forming a category ranking above a genus and below an order and usually comprising several to many genera ;         b: in livestock breeding (1) : the descendants or line of a particular individual especially of some outstanding female(2) : an identifiable strain within a breed
7: a set of curves or surfaces whose equations differ only in parameters
 
8: a unit of a crime syndicate (as the Mafia) operating within a geographical area
 
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