Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Step Back For the Months Ahead

On my way to work together something triggered my thought process.  I don't know if it was an NPR news story or a story from one of the local radio stations in Connecticut.  Whatever it was, my thoughts immediately turned to my kids and how important it is during these difficult economic times and the holiday season coming up to be thankful for what we have.  Whether you have a small chunk of change, a giant portfolio, or the sixteen billion that Mayor Bloomberg (140 million spent on the campaign?!) has, it is important to remember how fortunate we are.

We need to remember to cherish the joy our children and families bring to us and not to get caught up in the holiday cycle that evokes high levels of stress in all of us.  I will do my best to treasure each wonderful moment, show them how much I care for them, and not let any economic, financial or occupational stress get in the way of my most important job, father and husband.

As the calendar turns to November and the ads turn from "Fright" to "Silent Night" sit back, relax, and enjoy the season that is upon us.

(There will be a lot of great math talk around all of the sales bombarding us for the next two months!)


  1. How true you are, Tim! I honestly think that more appreciation will be spawned in this minimalist cycle of gift-giving this year. If it doesn't have a very special meaning, I'm not buying it. Less is more!! Now that's a great math concept that I'm sure we won't find in our curriculum. We'll find a way to work that one into our theme, that's for sure!

  2. Nice piece, Tim. It is indeed time to reflect on those things that are really important. Yesterday I spent one of the nicest days I've had in a very long time with my grand daughter at the museum. We of course visited the gift shop but she treated me to lunch. Grand total for both of us: less than $25! Bloomberg won (barely) but I hope he learned a lesson.