How do you define “family”? How does the family define you?

Mother on the prawl

Grateful to the paw for the kill

Meal with the family; delicious…

Family is a fantastic institution. How do you define what family means for you? More importantly, what do you mean to the family?

Is it merely a means for taking care of each other?
What about alignment of values? What about lifelong learning? What about implementation of the learning into individual life without any exception?
How passionate are you about your family? Extended family? Are your friends a part of your family?
Care for your family and your friends to the extent that no compromise will intrude the care you have for them.

Blessed are those that have lasting friendships and family that is an integral part of their respective lives.