Contemplate Reunions


What is a Reunion?

Reunion can be defined as the act or a state of being united again. Also, a gathering of relatives, friends, or associates at regular intervals or after separation. One might even say, it’s a gathering of connections.

Some synonyms for reunion are regrouping, unification, togetherness, and gathering.


A reunion might be a class reunion, a family reunion, reuniting with your friends, or reacquainting yourself with nature. For today’s word to contemplate challenge, I am thinking in the context of family.

Why do we have reunions? We reunite with loved ones, revisit with relatives to share our experiences, and rekindle the ties that bind us. We tell stories and we relive glory days. We inform the younger generations about the family members who may no longer be with us and we are introduced to those we’ve not yet met. And we teach family history to the younger generation and pass along traditions the older generation may not even understand themselves. But we gather and we share. One might consider family reunions as a form of education. Additionally, we celebrate our kinship and encourage a sense of belonging to something greater than our day-to-day existence.

I hope you can spend a few moments contemplating what a reunion – with nature or with loved ones – would mean to you in your life.

Peace, Love & Reunite


“In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.”
~Alex Haley

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

“A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united.”

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