I read several sad posts yesterday ... one member had lost their Mother and another posted about a friend who has just lost a child. Both of these posts made me stop and think about my situation. I have learned from personal experience that the most important thing in my life is my family, but I like others I am sure, get wrapped up in business sometimes and don't "schedule" family time.
How funny, but terribly sad, the most important thing in my life and I don't schedule it in. What a huge mistake, from now on my calendar will contain family time just like any other important appointment.
If one of the million and one requests I receive for my time and attention conflict with my scheduled family time, then I very honestly can say I already have an important previous appointment scheduled for that time period that cannot be changed and whoever needs my attention will need to pick another time.
Family is the one thing in your life that can never be replaced. Very seldom will you ever hear anyone express regret that they spent too much time with their family, but you will hear much regret that too much time was spent on other endeavors instead of family.