Hi MaxPower 2U nation! Family is one of the most important parts of life. And a family is something that takes everyone to keep together. When you think of your own family, are you spending enough quality time with them? Are you truly making the attempt to spend the necessary time with them?
We all have busy and demanding schedules, but with most relationships, families are delicate things that need to be treated with care and with the right amount of attention.
Unfortunately, in our travels and educational experiences, we have come across far too many families, that for lack of the proper attention and nurturing, are fractured. Far too many of the families that we have come across are resentful and untrusting of each other.
It's very disheartening to witness these things from so many families, but like in any family or relationship, the harm is repairable. Yes, it will take every person in the family to repair it, some more than others, but the repairing process is possible and truly necessary to make it healthy and functioning again. One thing you must all keep in mind, that despite your families standing, circumstances or seemingly unending dysfunction, it only takes one person to begin the healing process for the family. It will eventually take more than just you, but if you have been trying to live up to your MaxPotential, we are confident that you are more than capable of accomplishing anything-especially when it comes to family.
Our hope is that you are able to begin to take the lead in bringing people together, facilitating or opening the door so forgiveness can take place, focusing the dialogue on solutions and not blame. Our hope is that you yourself will be the first to ask for forgiveness from others and forgive those in your family you have been harmed by.
The reason we bring all this up is that Easter, Mother's Day and other family holidays are soon approaching, and it is our hope that these words speak to you or can allow you to speak to someone you feel is in need of repairing their family. Our hope is that you can empower yourself to be the support blanket for your family and for others that might need guidance to do that themselves.
Family is the one thing that all of us should be able to depend on and trust when we need a helping hand or just someone to talk to. That is why it is so important that you take the time, even if only for a few minutes, to spend time with your loved ones. You must treat your family as a sacred part of your life that requires constant attention. You must think of your family as a delicate wild flower that needs a specific amount of sunshine, water and maintenance. The more attention and care you give it, the more it will flourish. The less attention and care you give it, the more it suffers.
So go out and take the time to go on walks, make a phone call, do FaceTime, go to a ball game, go out to eat or simply watch a movie for those will be the light, the water and the care your family will need to keep it strong and prosperous.
We understand that for some of you, the only family you might have are friends, colleagues or neighbors, but the same applies to all of you. You must nurture that family with just as much attention and love.
A family doesn't require for everyone to be bound by blood, but it does require you to be present.
With that said,
"Put a little MaxPower in your life!"