Currently, I believe it is a privilege, a real wealth, to have and live with the family. Definition: a group of people who are related to each other and live in the same house forming a home! However, I dare to demystify such a definition, since the lack of some “elements”, if I may call it that way, means that there is no longer a family, in its place there is a group of people, with consanguineous ties, living under the same ceiling.
To be a family, you have to BE synonymous with LOVE.
We can have a family, even without blood ties, living in different houses and still form a home. It is sharing feelings, giving support, being available to the other, a friendly word, welcoming, that “ear tug”, to call the other to reality, looking right into the eyes and having the sincerity to say: you are wrong, correct yourself while there's time.
And, how many times, in the worst moments of life just when we need a "friend shoulder", we were surprised to receive support from a stranger, with whom we were not so close and intimate. At that time, we looked for someone from "family" and then we find out that the person just disappeared and evaporated.
Incredible as it may seem, we can discover a family at work, colleagues on the journey, but at that time "H", reach out and say: okay, I'm here and you can count on me.
In particular, I can say that I have friends, colleagues, who make me feel so loved and welcomed, that I feel like real brothers, they are my family nucleus and that I can run to and that they will always welcome me, reach out, and even even a “scolding” like that, which results in a great learning of humility, so as not to fall into temptation again.
For me, family is a big ribbon, very tight where a huge range of feelings come together: love, solidarity, friendship, gratitude, compassion, longing, sometimes, sadness and tears (they are part of life for more than it hurts us) .
Finally, a small detail that makes all the difference: at some point, money, entered into this relationship? Money is great as long as it doesn't serve as a bargaining chip in the family. Amazingly, there are people who, in their arrogance, believe they can form a "family", based on economic power, this is called "Economic Empire", but a family NO.