Over the past week leading up to Thanksgiving, Drew Barrymore has been making sure the people in her life know she’s grateful for them. She’s been doing this through posting a series of Instagram posts using the hashtag, #PeopleILove. In this series, Barrymore briefly writes about the people who make her life richer.
On Monday, Barrymore posted a photo of herself with her two daughters, 4-year-old Olive and 2-year-old Frankie. What makes the post especially powerful, however, is her caption. It is a beautiful commentary on how life, no matter how much material wealth you have, hinges on the love you give and receive from others–and how the love between family members is unconditional. Or at least, it should be.
“These are the loves of my life. All I wanted to do this week was reflect. Think about people and moments that make life make sense to me. That make life amazing. That motivate me to be my best self. I feel so lucky.”
#people I love these are the loves of my life. #myolive #myfrankie all I wanted to do this week was reflect. Think about people and moments that make life make sense to me. That make life amazing. That motivate me to be my best self. I feel so lucky. And after just living the last few days in all things positive, it was good for me to reflect on things that truly make me happy.
Barrymore also shared another photo of herself and Frankie for her #PeopleILove series a few days before:
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While posting photos on Instagram may seem simple, sometimes simple and honest truths are also the only ones we really need. These reminders are necessary–and we should all be making sure we thank those around us for being supportive.