Sometimes in life you are lucky to have family that you get on with. Sometimes in life you create a family of friends around you.
But if your really lucky you have both. My life glass generally is half full, but even the best of us need that support. When I am feeling blue I always know who to speak to.
Some members of family tell you home truths, some are sympathetic, and some people simply inspire you to scoop yourself up and carry on.