My dear,

A happy family brings warmth to your entire being from the moment you get up from bed. There you all sit, eating breakfast, and radiating with the joy of being intertwined by strands unseen. The rest of the world is no match for a happy family.

For no matter how hard the world tries to destroy each individual in the family and bring them down to their own personal hell, having a happy family is like having hands that keep them constantly above it all – above the hatred. A happy family holds power unprecedented before on this earth.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Falsely yours,
Sir John Bowring