Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I think it may be the cold outside that forces me to turn my thoughts inward and reflect more than usual. Perhaps it's the long hours at the office, which make me daydream about time at home with my little people. What ever the reason, I've been giving additional thought to my current path. What I do, what is important to me and what kind of legacy I want to leave for my children.

I really believe that there is no substitute for meaningful time spent with those you love most. It's the way it should be. These past few days I've been able to spend about 15 minutes with my kids. In the morning, before we all head in our different directions for the day. I miss them.... terribly. I long for time with each of them.

The flip side of that coin is to teach by action. That hard work is both gratifying and satisfying (when it's purposeful).

I'm sure if I were in a position to be home with my children each day, reveling in quality time spent playing, I'd miss the adult interaction... It wouldn't take long before the idea of a meeting, a conference call, a marketing plan, some new product development discussion... even a PowerPoint presentation... would be a welcome distraction from the kids' world of make-believe.

So tonight I'll sneak a kiss as my children sleep, and remind myself of balance... that these long days aren't the rule, but the exception... that right now, the lesson I can teach is one of hard work. And tomorrow... well tomorrow, I'll make sure they know that time spent with each of them is what matters most to me.

1 comment:

  1. This post brought tears to my eyes. You have taken my thoughts and feelings about life, family & work and magically put them into words. I love the way you write.