People have different perspectives of what a family setting is.
Whichever description that best suits your knowledge and experience, is what we are considering today.
The world is made up of clusters of countless families, which may be nuclear, extended or other special family settings.
It includes homes and places where children are raised, though individuals there may not be connected biologically.
Above all, a family is meant to be a safe haven – a place of love, peace, laughter, nurturing, learning, security, inspiration, admonishment, growth and so many more.
Family is a starting point and base for every individual, and we all desire to give the best to our families.
Sometimes, we miss it somehow, and the family ceases to be what it was meant to be originally.
We often joke that, once there’s money the rest will fall in place.
While everyone acknowledges that, money is very important for the upkeep of family members, it does not guarantee a ‘home sweet home’ experience.
Parents are truly awesome!
They work so hard to ensure they provide for their families.
We need to make adjustments, in respect of interacting genuinely and inspiring loved ones we are ‘working so hard to provide for’.
There are ways we conduct ourselves negatively, which have the tendency of nullifying whatever provisions we make.
My greatest desire ( and I know for so many others) is to impact my world (starting with my loved ones, friends, colleagues and people I interact with), with whatever that is admirable in me.
I must say that, I am not near perfect, but am still evolving and learning. I would love to empty whatever I have learnt in life, as we are aware that life itself is not endless.
I have learnt great lessons from people I have worked with, and my personal experience in respect of relationships, family, and career/business.
Research has shown that there is a link between our improved personal growth/well being , and productivity in other areas of live.
When people are satisfied and growing in their personal life (which begins from within), it rubs off on their families and profession/business. They become unstoppable in every area.
Remember that we were made to excel greatly in every area of our lives, not just in one area. Yes! It is very possible when we stop limiting ourselves or giving excuses.
We all need to be mindful, to ensure that our ultimate focus is on our general well being and that of others, and not on the mundane.
Show me a person growing as an individual, and I will show you a happier and more productive family person and professional.
The emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual well being of individuals depends more on what money cannot buy, rather than things money can buy.
Let’s be more people oriented (more human).
Aim to inspire and build up the people under your care, but be warned – you need overdose of love and patience (no side effects whatsoever) to achieve these.
What is life worth if we cannot impact positively on the lives of others?
What stage are you in the journey of life? Wherever you may be…
… make it a point to build and reinforce your family structure, even as you grow your career, business and others– to avoid massive regret later.
Even if we do not want to do this for ourselves, we should do so because of our treasured leaders of tomorrow. We can only empower our young ones to take charge of tomorrow, by living the way we want them to turn out.
I have spoken with lots of people from different cultures, and (like me) they view family settings as most sensitive and require utmost care to handle. Though this is not the case most of the times. It’s the order of the day that, we take our family members for granted than any other person.
We tend to do and say things we will not try elsewhere to our very own.
Whichever way we want to view it, family is a major gift we have.
My sincere encouragement is that, we start intensifying positive actions to our loved ones, and not wait till it’s late before we recognise that – our family is a precious gift.
To ensure a healthy, warm, inspiring, intimate and friendly ties, there are DOs and DONTs in family set up.
Until we start making a shift from our usual way of being, and make deliberate efforts to be more and more human, no real headway will be made in making the family a safe haven it’s designed to be.
Let’s make hay while the sun shines, and live our best life.
It could be difficult or easy to deal with family members, depending on our approach.
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Much love and encouragement