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What is family?

I just watched game 7 of The NBA Championship Finals with the series tied at 3-3 and the game tied with less than 3 minutes left in the game. Golden State Warriors were up 3 games to 1 and the favorite to win the championship and only needed to win 1 more game out of the next 3 games to win the NBA Championship. Lebron James, arguably the best player in the world today, had a tough time in this series in the first 4 games. Lebron James watched The Godfather movies part 1 and 2 over and over before game 5 of the NBA Finals. Lebron learned from “The Godfather” to be calm and cool in all situations just like “The Godfather”, during the remaining 3 games of the NBA Finals from these 2 movies. Lebron James went on to  lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a huge victory in game 5 of the NBA Finals, he credited his leadership in that game to “The Godfather”, not the intimidation and threatening ways to get what you want, but the calmness and coolness of “The Godfather” and to the structure of “The Family”. Only, Lebron’s “Family” was The Cleveland Cavalier’s Team. Lebron James took on the role of “The Godfather” and lead his family, The Cleveland Cavaliers, to victory in games 5, 6 and 7 to win the NBA Championship.

So, what is family? Is it parents, or a parent raising children blindly without leadership, or is it someone taking on the role of leadership in a calm, cool, nurturing way leading the way for 1 person, or a group of people to become something or someone more than what they are? A family can be blood relatives, a team of players, a team working together for a common goal or a group of people with common beliefs.  If you are a parent and have children don’t you want to step up to the plate and “lead” your children with calmness, coolness and a nurturing way so your children can become something or someone more than what they are today, reaching or surpassing any goals they have for themselves? Ever since “The Godfather” came out in 1972 everyone worldwide has repeated phrases from the move, we have all head them. The real message from “The Godfather” is family is paramount and you always have your family members back, no matter what, no matter what they say or do, you have your family members back and give them your support, and vice versa, family is someone you can always trust and count on for support, no matter what.

If you would like to learn to be a “Godfather” for your family, or would like to learn leadership skills for your family, team or group then please call Star Point Counseling Center at 813-244-1251. starpointcounselingtampa.com

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