Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up The Unique Family Bond

No matter where you go or what you do, you will always be attracted to people, experiences, and things that remind you of home or feel like family. After all, the first – and often strongest – tribe that a person feels a sense of belonging to is their family.

In recent weeks, most families have probably spent more time together than ever before, on account of the lockdown. And sure, there could be a little friction; but there is no denying that the bond you share with your family cannot be replicated. And May 15th, which is celebrated as International Day of Families, is the perfect occasion to acknowledge that. So, here are a few quotes from popular books that perfectly sum up the irreplaceable familial bond:

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”

In this series, a group of gifted children who have all lost their families to some disaster, go on a secret mission that only the most brilliant and intelligent children can complete. The friendship that forms between the characters is endearing and powerful and shows that family isn’t restricted to those with the same blood.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”

An American classic, and a Pulitzer winner, To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age book set in Alabama in the 1930s. It explores the story of two children, Scout and her brother Jem who live with their father Atticus and the events in their town that lead to their loss of innocence and growing up.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling

“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.”

The entire Harry Potter series has an underlying theme of familial bonds. It shows that having the right people beside you can fill the void of not having a family. Despite losing his parents when he was an infant, Harry Potter finds his tribe with friends, teachers, and mentors that stick by him through thick and thin. The third book focuses on the message that ‘those who love us never really leave us’ and how, no matter the situation, family will always have our back.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”

The book is a memoir and includes conversations between the author and his old university professor who is dying. They meet every Tuesday and discuss life, family, forgiveness, death, and more. It’s an enlightening and heart-warming book that urges you to think deeply about life and everything important to you in it.

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

“You don’t love someone because they are perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they are not.”

My Sister’s Keeper is a touching and heart-wrenching book that shows how families are imperfect, yet you love them. It’s about a family’s struggle to save their elder daughter who is suffering from leukaemia and Anna, their younger daughter who sues them for forcing her to donate her organs to her sister.

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

“Family isn’t about blood relationships, it’s about the meaning behind them. I realize now that sharing chromosomes is not the only way to having a family, it’s about the friendship behind it.”

This young adult book follows Ruby – who, due to unforeseen circumstances – has to go live with her sister who she hasn’t seen in ten years, and her sister’s husband. A sweet, heartfelt book, it explores family dynamics, the relationship between siblings, and personal growth and healing.

Ford Motor Co’s founder Henry Ford once said, “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” These words perfectly sum up what familial bonds are all about. A family looks for its own success in the success of each individual member. You are selflessly dedicated to your family and go above & beyond to extend help when your family members need it the most.

As part of the Ford family, we are driven by this commitment every day. We strive hard make each and every customer ‘Feel Like Family’ and firmly believe that our success is deep-rooted in our ability to meet your aspirations.

So, this International Day of Families, we at Ford would like to thank each and every member of our extended family – our customers past, present and future – who help us Go Further every day.

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