A quick story:
One day a father was packing up the car to take his wife and three kids for a much-anticipated trip to the circus.
Just then, a call came in for him to go to work, instead.
Going to work would mean breaking his promise, made months ago to his children. It was an easy decision to make:
The father declined the work.
After the call, his wife suggested that perhaps he should have taken the work
But the father was quick to respond: “The work will come again… but childhood will never return.”
Those kids grew up with that lesson, and they remembered it for the rest of their lives.