From Dysfunctional to Functional
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I find myself in the confines of home cherishing every moment and
thanking the Great Spirit for an opportunity to heal and to grow closer
to loved ones.
A couple of days ago my sister and I saw the comedian Sinbad perform and
he stated that dysfunctional families were part of the norm. But I wonder
what all that means. Does it mean acceptance? Does it mean that we should
be o.k. with the difficulties at home? Does that help with the pain? Does
that give us the opportunity to realize that no family is perfect and
that TV families never really existed? I do not know.
In between it all I heard a commercial on the ABC network for a TV show
stating, 'This is one of the most powerful shows of the season. A
disfunctional family gathers for the holidays.' I asked myself, have
things gotten so bad that the common American denominator is
Dysfunctionalism. Is that the American way? Probably not, since
dysfunctionalism is global, but I no longer want to call our problems
dysfunctional. My family and I need to heal and grow.
This season we are all finally trying to change our lives. And I thank
the Great Spirit for that opportunity. I pray that all your families find
themselves healing or healed, and that the Great Spirit blesses all of
you on your journey.
Cesar A. Cruz- Teolol