Sadly, lots of people have lost their spouses to jobs, many have lost their children to jobs. They don’t spend quality time with their children, so they grow apart. A good number of people listen to their bosses than they listen to their spouses. They pay better attention to work-related issues than their spouse.
We forget one day we will come back to the very people we neglected or ignored in our pursuit of money. Don’t expect your family, spouse, children to give you their best when you are back home with illness, on retirement when all you did was to give them the least.
Some people can be so busy with work that, when their wife or children are hospitalized, they just ask others to attend to them instead of being there. When you make time for your spouse or children or family in times like that, you are not only showing them love or support, but you are telling them, their lives are more important to you than anything else. You show them how important they are to you.
In conclusion “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due [its rightful recipients], When it is in your power to do it” – Proverbs 3:27 (AMP).