This topic can be viewed as asking two different questions, and the answers to either of both would be appropriate here. I could be asking about the family that you were born into, which is what I had in mind when I decided to approach the topic. But many of us have made families of our own and, quite likely, we would view the family that we created from a different perspective from that in which we were born into. Some of us are probably very thankful for the life that our parents have given us, and for the family in which we spent our childhood, and that might include our parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and others were part of our early life. Probably even if we have reason to believe that we grew up in a dysfunctional family, there were still strengths or things that helped to prepare us to become the people we became. What were your family's greatest strengths?