I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.