Archive for February, 2011

How Do Stars Die?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I always thought they [the stars] were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.

-Pumba the Warhog – From The Lion King

Ask anyone to tell you the most important thing in their life, and most people will immediately respond their family.  If that’s true, why are we so distracted by everything else vying for our attention?

If you don’t pay attention to work, you won’t be able to put a roof over their heads or food on the table.  But even at that, besides work, examine how else you are spending your time.  Consider while money can give us things and freedom, it cannot buy us time.

Interestingly, the correlation between time and money is the less you have the more wisely you spend what you do have. Time becomes the great equalizer; each week we all get exactly 10,080 minutes.

Parents of grown children will tell you time goes by very quickly. The question is, when building a relationship with your child, how did you spend that time?

Do the simple things…read the story when asked.  Listen to the joke one more time.  Watch the handstands in the pool.  Pay attention to the game from the stands.

To answer the question about how stars die…a little at a time.  Don’t let your most important relationships die out.

Pay attention.

Tina Nocera, Founder

Parental Wisdom®