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.