I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”? Well, in theory that saying can apply to many other actions by simply changing its verb, but one that particularly resonated with my was “It’s not who you love, but how you love”. It really made me think about family, and what better time to think and meditate on family, than with the holidays around the corner.
I am lucky enough to have lived with my closest family members for most of my life, therefore getting used to celebrating birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many other holidays with my closest loved ones by my side. It’s a feeling that I know it’s foreign to some people, and I am truly blessed to have experienced for a big chunk of my life.
Four years ago my husband came home, and he sat down with me and explained to me about a few professional-growth opportunities outside of my state of Michigan, and although at first I was reluctant, we eventually buckled up and went for it. And it wasn’t until the first holiday season away from home that I really, really appreciated what it’s like to be so close to family and spend most special moments with them.
That’s why TYLENOL® has created the #HowWeFamily program, where families across the country share how they celebrate the holidays, what traditions they have, but most of all, how they love each other during this special season. After all, TYLENOL® has been there all along for over 60 years caring for families like yours and mine.
Ever since we moved away from where I grew up, we’ve noticed that our traditions sort of vary every year and adapt to what everyone else is doing that particular holiday. It also doesn’t help that my husband’s family is also far away, so technology has made it very nice to be able to join all of our families together via video-chat or some sort of streaming service.
While nothing will ever replace being able to get and receive a hug from a loved one, we understand that we live in a globalized world that moves at a super-fast pace and sometimes doesn’t leave room for traditional celebrations. That’s why it’s super important to always realize that it’s not who you love, but how you love! #HowWeFamily