It's interesting to note that both "family" and "familiar" are from the same Latin root, "familia". In many ways, we become most familiar with those closest to us, often our family. Make a point of appreciating them!
There are a thousand and one excuses as to why a person cannot complete their labor. But as the apostle Paul said, it’s not about human will power, it’s about faith - faith in a purpose that transcends human rationalism, objectives, and hope. To those with faith go the crowns.