Blood is thicker than water, but blood between friends is something that is chosen rather than inherited.
I love my family, I wouldn’t trade them for anything and I don’t want them to become strangers who only share genetic material with me. I want them to be my friends because a friend is someone who wants to be something like family bot because they have to be, but because they want to be.
So today? I’m grateful for friendship and its ability to stretch beyond the gaps between people, even people that are your family.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday. (I will update the link when able.)
EDIT: Link updated as of July 18, 2015.