It is the family that is with us during good and bad times, whether we want it or not. The definition of a family can be taken at different levels. Here we are talking about the first circle (the nearest family members – our parents and siblings).
I had recently attended a program called “My Family, My Space – Age with Grace”. The program is designed to make the family members understand their own place and position in the family and accept the members of various age groups in the family. This is a wonderful program that actually makes everybody understand what is my role in the family and when I can look upon the family for support. The program makes everybody realize that family is always there whenever we need them. Most of the times we do not realize this.
Taking the example of my family and the role of family in my life. I have learnt a lot from the outer world. Learnt from the failures and also enjoyed the fruits of success. From the years, all I can say is that none of these could have been possible without the support of my family. Having a feeling that there is somebody at home that believes in you makes you really strong from inside.
It is the role of the family to be with the family member in his/her success as well as failure. Failure is the most important time when a person needs the family. At times the person has lost the faith in ones own self. This is the time when family comes in to help and raise the self-esteem. It is only the family that can motivate right, because they know the member right from the beginning.
It is also true that there are broken families where they have lost trust in each other because of some or other situation. But you can never judge a family being an outsider. Broken families have also given birth to legends. One can never know the love and the affection in the family until one is a part of it.
Family members of different age groups play different roles at different times. It is very important to accept them and their responsibilities. Kid is a source of happiness, seniors a source of advise and help, middle ages have lots of responsibilities and so on… Staying united is every-body’s responsibility!