Last week, I met an elderly couple, together for over 40 years. Still hand in hand, they spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their children have all moved out and now have their own families. They get terribly lonely at times. Sometimes at night, they would open their children’s bedroom doors, expect to see them chilling out, or reading a book, like the way it used to be..

Kind of reminds me of my parents. I now only get to see them once a year. Family values are all the same, no matter where you are from, or what your background is. We all cherish our families, because family is where the home is.

Life just gets so busy sometimes that we forget what truly matters. I always get asked ‘where is home for you?’ Is it the place where you spend most of the time, or where your family resides? Is it where you spent your childhood, or the country where you were born?

This couple has lived in a small town all their lives. They do not travel very much, yet living in one place has been enough for them. They have everything they need – a beautiful home, family and friends living nearby, wonderful weather, and most importantly, each other. No luxurious mansions or sports cars can buy happiness. Sometimes the simplest things can give us such satisfactions.

Nothing is more important than families, for that is where the heart is.