David is a hardworking man, he goes to work every day just to make sure his family get the best but was missing something. Because of his busy schedule, he has no time to spend with his kids. He’s out of the house before they wake up in the morning and returns home after they have gone to bed at night. He missed their birthdays, football practices and his eldest son Junior High school graduation ceremony. His kids were really angry with him and this was breaking the family.

Kids do not understand what’s going on. They don’t get the idea that you want
to spend time with them but cannot because you have to be at work to be able to put food on the table, buy clothes for them and put them in the best schools. They only understand who shows up when they are in need.

Whatever you do, please try and create time to spend with your kids, they really need your presence. It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.

One day a father got home from work really tired, and then his son ran to him and pleaded for $2. With anger the father sent his son away. When he had rested, he asked himself, “Why does my son want $2 from me? He has never asked me for money, maybe he wanted a new toy or something…”

Later that night he went to his son’s room and apologized then he handed the $2 to him and kissed him goodnight but before he left the room, his son held his hand and asked, “dad, how much do you make per hour?” his father was confused and said “$10 per hour, why do you ask?”

The son brought out $8 and added it to the $2 given to him and gave all to his
father and said, “Here is $10. I have been saving money for some time now, please come home early tomorrow and spend an hour with me for dinner”.
Tears rolled down the father’s eyes and he hugged his son and apologized to him.

Family is everything, spending time together is what binds a family. As a man, you should spend some time with your wife and kids. A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Ask about their day, be friends with them, get to understand them, get to know them better. Be your kids best friend, let them confide in you. That’s how to build a strong �relationship with your children. Nothing has brought more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

As a young man, always call or send messages to your parents and relatives.
Let them know that you care about them. You will not die by sending goodwill messages to them. Remember their birthdays and send gifts to them regularly; this will bring joy to their heart. No matter how small the gift is, just send it. It is not the size of the gift that matters but the size of the heart.

If your parents or spouse does anything to offend you, please forgive them. Do
not break the communication because you are angry with them. Call them and tell them that you have forgiven them and if you have to apologise, please do.
Family is everything. Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of
a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It
is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.

Guys always spend time with your fathers and ladies spend time with your
mothers, you will learn a lot from them. Respect them and you will live long. If
possible go on a picnic with them, eat dinner with them, take selfies with them, have fun with them and most importantly pray for them because family is everything. 
You will appreciate your family more when you go to the street and find people without fathers, mothers, or siblings. They are just on their own and have no place to call home. They don’t know who they are. You have a family, why not appreciate them. You don’t choose your family; they are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

Family support one another, they stand by each other and go through the storm together. 
Kim Kardashian said, “At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we are going through”.

And Ronaldinho said, “My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my
mother, my father, my brother, my sister…because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them”.

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad �times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the waters.
Family will always be there even when the material things come and go. Family is the most important thing in the world.

Family is everything.

Please do this favour for me. Pick up your phone and call your parents and siblings, not to ask for anything but to tell them that you love them. If you are too scared to do that, send them a text message and it will gladden their heart. �

You can thank me later.

Always remember that...
[Your SUCCESS in life is directly proportional to your SMART WORK]

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