As I do every day, I was moving around Facebook taking a look at some posts, I stumbled upon a really cool post that quite frankly hit me square in the heart.

I was so moved by it, that I decided to put it here on my blog.

Hopefully, it will help you just the same and remind you of why you do what you do. Enjoy it!

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SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”

SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”

SON: “Oh! (With his head down).

SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”
The father was furious.

DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”

SON: “No daddy, I'm awake”.

DAD: “I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: “Oh, thank you daddy!”

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”

SON: “Because I didn't have enough, but now I do. “Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.

But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Some things are more important.

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If this moved you, please take the time to share it with your Facebook friends. This little short story could impact them too. 

    15 replies to "Don’t Ever Forget Why You Are Doing This Business"

    • Joseph Botelho

      This has to be one of the most important articles l have ever read in my life. What l just learned from them simple words has changed me. How l also at times have had that attitude with my kids in life. God we sure do forget what our kids want our time……

    • Joseph Botelho

      This has to be one of the most important articles l have ever read in my life. What l just learned from them simple words has changed me. How l also at times have had that attitude with my kids in life. God we sure do forget what our kids want our time……

    • James Reeve

      If any of you don't want to do this to your family and children, please at least connect with me so I can at least show you what I do from home. Maybe you might find it of interest and help you have more time with your family.

    • Mark Harbert

      That is exactly why I posted this article. When I read it, it changed me too. Awesome stuff bud!!!

    • Kyler LaQuey

      I like the story.

    • Laurie Owen

      Beautiful, and so moving. And true. Thank you @Mark Harbert for sharing this.

    • Joe Sandy

      OK… I've got tears in my eyes! Thank GOD for being able to work from home! Thanks for sharing Mark.

    • Mark Harbert

      Thanks Joe, this story is one people need to hear. Especially when we get tunnel vision trying to work our business. You rock bro!

    • Mark Harbert

      Laurie, you got it, this moved me, and I knew others would like it too!

    • Mark Harbert you are an amazing leader, friend and father…. I love the way you lo9ve your family! You rock!

    • George A Lugo Jr

      This is a HUGE wake up call! Thank you for sharing that. I appreciate it.

    • Tracey Rose

      Beautiful story – brings a tear to my eye

    • Margie Gallegos

      That was a GREAT story, Mark! Thanks so much for sharing it!

    • Valerie Fenech

      Thanks for sharing Mark! It's a great reminder that those who 'sacrifice' making less money than they would like so that they are present in their kids' lives is paying way more dividends in the long run. No money can make up for quality time!

    • Phyllis Norton

      Very moving post. I don’t have children, but makes me realize that I do need to spend more time with my family.

      Thanks for sharing Mark.

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