July 2016: Family

July 2016 MotM
July 2016 MotM

Download the July 2016 Mandala of the Month

We are family
Get up everybody and sing!

By its simplest definition, family means “a group of people who are related to each other.” Usually we associate “related” as meaning by blood; it can also mean by marriage, adoption or by common interests/traits/characteristics.

Essentially “family” is whatever unites us, brings us together. Of late we hear more about that which divides us, isolating us, keeping us fearful and fighting with each other. It becomes our goal, our quest, then, to find the “family” in everyone, the rose that unites us…thorns and all.

So of course it becomes necessary to include, as part of this post, the ultimate family song sung by Sister Sledge, written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards which also includes some additional family insights and guidance.

Here are the lyrics to the second verse:

Living life is fun and we’ve just begun
To get our share of the world’s delights
High hopes we have for the future
And our goal’s in sight
We don’t get depressed
Here’s what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won’t go wrong, oh-no
This is our family Jewel

Now you’ll have this song in your head for the rest of the day to uplift and energize you…you’re welcome. 🙂

Ponder this as we color this month’s mandala.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen,
The Mandala Lady

Be sure to check out Section 7 of the 2016 Mandala of the Year.

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