We forget what it means to love someone unconditionally.

It means that we make a choice to love despite the shortcomings we see.

I’ve previously focused too much on how people in my life missed my expectations. They were a bit crude, they were loud, and they made life choices that I disagreed with, so I would reject and avoid them.

Today, I’ve learned to put aside my differences and appreciate the love that I do have – from both friends and family.

There’s always room for improvement, forever things to judge. This Thanksgiving I encourage you to remember that and accept the people in your life by appreciating what they do right.

They’re here for you now, after all.