Poignant Quote by Tim Russert   September 18th, 2011

I was exploring the fabulous news and media museum called the “Newseum” in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

One of the exhibits there is the office of Tim Russert, a news personality who died a few years ago at the tender age of 58. And one of the items there was a Starbucks coffee cup inscribed with the following words of wisdom from Russert:

“You can shower a child with presents or money, but what do they really mean, compared to the most valuable gift of all – your time? Vacations and special events are nice, but so often the best moments are spontaneous ones. Being there. Every moment you spend with your child could be the one that really matters.”

— Tim Russert, former host of NBC’s Meet the Press and author of Wisdom of our Fathers.

Beautifully said.


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2 Responses

September 18th, 2011 at 19:47
LaDonna Says:

this has been a recurring theme lately! You have no idea when some little thing you have done or said has made a life changing impact…on a spouse, a friend, a child or a stranger. :)


September 19th, 2011 at 22:43
sue w Says:

I wish you the best, never met you. But I lived in coral Cottage near Dee Scarr. I lost a very dear friend a year ago that had about the same cancer you. Only wish what you are doing he could have done.
Jake, FIGHT this thing!!!!!! What happens with you will save others. You have much to offer! I will be reading about your great race to NED!!!