As we begin Lent and look for ways to improve, the first place to look is with our family. George Bernard Shaw wrote, “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” How true! Is there some tension in the family? Is there an elephant in the living room that no one wants to address? Even in the best families, there are things that could be altered for mutual benefit. Besides personal resolutions, discuss with spouse or family those family idiosyncrasies that could be part of Lent’s metanoia, the change of heart that will make everyone’s hearts a little lighter.