Thursday, May 27, 2010


Everyday presents moments of human development and interludes of self reflection.  Tonight manifested an emotional realization, thoughts and feelings that must be expressed.  My inspiration came from a TV series called Parenthood on NBC.  Its premise taps into the heart of the family, portraying the everyday struggles parents and kids/teenagers address day in and day out.  The writers have done an outstanding job.  The acting is emotionally exposed and telling - offering subliminal advice in humor and meaningful sequences.  I'm not much of a TV guy, but this one captured my curiosity.

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family ~ Anthony Brandt

The pictures I chose depict happiness, diversity, love, frustration, and overall - celebrations of life.  Each one of these bears a particular time in our life and the essence of a family.  No family is perfect and no matter how hard we try our inhibitions and defects remind us of this...  while this conclusion is negative, its ability to govern our lives remains a conscious choice by none other than ourselves.

The family is one of nature's masterpieces ~ George Santayana

The family dynamic is continually maturing, as it should.  And with that, personalities blossom into their rightful dispositions, or so we think.  It's not that easy.  This world is harsh and unforgiving - life dishes us all plates of remorse, agony, defeat and suffering.  Thus, the need for a family unit becomes that much more important.  While some of us are extremely fortunate, others contest for a similar acceptance (friends/acquaintances).

In time of test, family is best ~Burmese Proverb

A good friend of mine once told me:  "Mark, the grass isn't always greener on the other side, it will be greenest where you water it."  This has always stuck with me.  Nothing compares to excellent words of wisdom.  If there is anything you learn today, learn this... if you are involved in a serious relationship, dating, marriage, friend, or part of a family group, your willingness to participate depends on your heart.  How much are you inclined to invest?  Think about it... make the choice to give more of yourself.  Life is way too short.   

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All the best,

VP, JNava

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