"Whoever you are, from wherever you came, never forget your family roots; for they are greater in the formation, shaping and development of your character than any lesson ever learnt outside the walls of your family home.
Those amongst us who had an unhappy upbringing and sadly go through their lives in denial of it will unfortunately never come to terms with their present circumstances until they can acknowledge (not like, but acknowledge) their former experience.
Those amongst us who had a happy upbringing (however difficult and materiallly deprived), are to be considered the 'blessed ones', for they possess a love of their lot in life with the effortless of a butterfly's wings and the gratitude of an angel accepted on high.
Strengthen your family roots at every available opportunity and nourish them at their base and source of growth. Be not stingy in the visiting of family members at regular periods in your life and try not to miss family functions or forget the sending of birthday cards to nephews and nieces. There will be fewer times than can be counted on the fingers on one hand when one of your family members will truly need your presence, support or help. When such times come, prioritise above all else in your life and take your rightful place at their side. You will do so knowing that your actions nourish family roots at their essential source at one of the most impressionable times in their life." William Forde: October 5th, 2014.