Monday I couldn’t help but watch the Kathie Lee Gifford return to the Today Show video that invaded my Facebook newsfeed and not have a positive take away from it. Recently, she and her family lost the rock of their family, Frank Gifford. It is very evident he left a mark that will last forever. Kathie Lee spoke about what Frank’s lasting impression would be, and that all involved a stone.
The essentials to life really spoke to me and then another amazing article popped right out of the blue from another great friend, Back to school: what’s important to know? . Her list is perfection, and I find myself truly embracing it with a big bear hug! How perfect to have this in time for one of the first adventures for our kiddos, going to school. Mine have not quite reached the age yet, but for my family embracing this list and showing our kids how important it is to use these tools in life is a top priority.
These two pieces made me reflect. What we teach our children does have a lasting impact, and I’ve always said I wanted to raise mine to live in a tough world and make it a little more kinder and gentler.
Keeping to the big pictures and stepping into someone else shoes can make all the difference. What we owe to our children is to give them the lasting impact of what type of footprint we would like to leave on this earth.
So with that I finish with Kathie Lee’s final thoughts, “Find your stone in life, and learn how to throw it well.” I respected how Kathie Lee and Frank’s children both received a stone as a gift from a sacred place their parents had been for major achievements in their lives. The message that came with the stone I know will forever hold a special place in these two hearts. I look forward to seeing my children find their stone in life and throwing it with wild abandon at their hopes and dreams.