Recently, I got to share with you a little bit about Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! As I mentioned, it is a super cute family film that you can watch with your kids and just enjoy seeing a movie together.
I think it is super important to get some alone time as a family because it’s what binds you together forever. In fact, I can still remember being my daughter’s age (5 yrs) and my grandparents taking me to the mall or movies with my sister, just to have a day with the grand kids.
My grandparents always instilled a deep sense of family within all of us. They always stressed that no matter where we were, your family would always be there for you no matter what. When I was the first (and only) of my family to move to the East Coast, while they were sad, they supported me in my decisions. Because that is what family does. That is just one of the many reasons that I am so proud to be part of my family, and also, why I celebrate them often. You see, celebrating doesn’t mean you have to throw a big party or give a big gift (although that is nice too!). Celebrating family, to me, means honoring traditions and keeping your family’s traditions and cultures alive generation after generation. For me, this means teaching my daughter about her history and showing her what it means to be family.
Family is unity. It’s unconditional love, and knowing that someone will always be there for you no matter what. It means a surprise trip to Chinatown to buy those special little custards we love or to sneak away to the movies for the latest Disney flick. It means respecting your elders and where you came from and yet, also respecting yourself and holding yourself to certain standard. We don’t need a big party to celebrate who we are…we celebrate our family every single day by being the best we can be, and just enjoying each other.
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