Daily Choice

“Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.”

— Denis Waitley

As parents, we have a daily choice.

Hayle & Tessa. Mulanists.

We can choose to get involved in our kids’ schools. To be on the parent-teacher committee. To volunteer in the classroom. To help with art literacy programs. To go on field trips. To assist at the carnival. To go to band concerts, play performances, and parent-teacher conferences.

Or not.

I know it’s not always possible as there are conflicting schedules, travel, and other commitments. But if you, as a parent, don’t show up to every possible school event that you can, you send a message to your child – their activities aren’t important.

Also, you miss out on something even more important.

The chance to build a deep and meaningful relationship with your child. A relationship that will last a lifetime.

Tonight’s gift of time … Attended my daughters’ play at Whitford Middle School tonight, Mulan. It was a helluva show! 

Note for the astute reader. Yes, my daughters go to different public schools. The drama teacher, Mr. Dery, was kind enough to cast both daughters in this performance. It was great to see them together on stage.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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