ONE'S FAMILY OF ORIGIN + PERSONAL EXPERIENCES= ONE'S TRUE SELF Through this book, I hope to articulate the significance of being relational. Relationships shared between me and God, family and others have become the utmost important part of my life. Through this book, I share my personal goals for my spiritual journey; searching for my true self, struggling for a balance in my life, having a sense of gratitude, discovering simplicity, communicating with God through prayer, and never taking my strong relationship with my family/friends and God for granted. I hope that you are moved to take the time to think about your own spiritual life; it is a personal part of your true self that you share with God, often seen through your relationship with others. Nurture this part of your life as you continue on your life's journey. Reading and reflecting on the message of FAITH, FAMILY AND FRIENDS may be the means to inspire you to do so.