My family

I just recently flew out to see two people who I love who are very near and dear to my heart. Both are up in age one who is struggling health-wise.

It’s expected, as you know when we get older our bodies slowly begin to deteriorate. It’s something that’s inedible and expected, but emotionally it’s very hard to accept. No one likes to get old and no one likes to see the ones we love begin to take a turn for the worst.

I wanted to give my love and support and of course, help them in any way I could. As I was there I experienced many realizations.

It was like God, the spirits and angels were talking to my heart. Things I knew already, but sometimes we forget because we are so busy doing the things society has brainwashed us to think is important.

Are material possessions important?

We get so wrapped up with work, focusing on our job, making money so we can pay the bills or pay for the materialistic luxuries we all enjoy (houses, brand name clothes, nice cars, trips etc…) I see so many people including myself who get so wrapped up on focusing on the things that are meaningless. We begin to waste away the precious moments that God has given us.

The expectancy of life

We all expect to live long lives, but honestly, we don’t know how long God has planned for us to be on this planet.

In my lifetime I have seen many people I know who were young and at one time vibrant individuals with amazing personalities take a turn for the worst and all of a sudden pass.

Rethinking what really matters

So how important are the materialistic things in life that we all have grown accustomed too? Can we bring them to heaven when we pass?

What message are we sending our children? This weekend I realized that family, the people we love, those few special friends that have stuck by you through thick and thin, you know the ones.

The ones that if you fall they’ll dive in to catch you even though they know there’s a chance they will fall too. The friends you consider family.

Family, those special friends are everything and while you are alive you should try to enjoy as much time as you can with them because once they’re gone that’s it. Even time with our children, life flies by so quickly.

Before you know it they’re grown. Now as an adult I look back and reflect on those memories. Those memories, those special times have helped me become the person I am today. Family is so important.

Family and good friends are so important. The time you spend with them is precious. They play the biggest role in your life and this is what life is all about.


Don’t take the little things for granted. We all tend to take our family and friends for granted. We expect ourselves and them to be here tomorrow, but no one knows what God has in store. Enjoy your family now.

A life without family and love is meaningless. In the 1920s ’30s, 40’s people had no materialistic possessions, but they had their family and friends and look at how great those generations turned out.

When it comes to money. It’s meaningless. Money won’t bring you happiness. It brings you temporary pleasure. If you’re struggling with cash you can always borrow from Peter to pay Paul and eventually as you know life has a way of working itself out in the end. But to work like a dog and neglect time with your family…

I have heard so many people say, “I do it for my kids.” I have known so many people whose parents worked their life away and the kids never got to see them much. Those kids grew up with resentment because they never got to see their parents or their parents missed special events that meant a lot to that person.

It’s not worth it. You’ll never get those moments back. Think about what the best times in your life were. Don’t take the little things in life for granted. Enjoy it while you have the time.

I thank God that I have been able to surround my kids with such great family members and friends. Between us raising our kids and the great examples (family & friends), our children have turned out to become amazing caring adults filled will love and beautiful smiles from ear to ear.

I would love to hear what you think. Please take a moment to comment your thoughts about family and if you think the social media, reality TV and other TV shows are brainwashing society – steering them on the wrong pathway and causing many of them to lose priority in life.


  • Stacey Chillemi


    The Complete Herbal Guide, Founder and CEO

    Stacey Chillemi is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker & coach. She has empowered hundreds of thousands of people from countries worldwide through her books, websites, e-courses, educational videos, and live events. People from around the world have tapped her for personal coaching. She is a health, lifestyle, and epilepsy coach. In addition, she has changed people's lives through numerous speaking events. Stacey Chillemi has had over 20 books published. She wrote for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, and is currently a writer at Thrive Global. She has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show 5 times, local news, and numerous radio shows.  Stacey was nominated Top 10 Coach 2023 at Apple News. She has a Podcast called "The Advisor w/ Stacey Chillemi" and has launched a new book, "Empower Yourself: Don't Let Your Conditions Empower You.