Fifty years from now it won't matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child. ~ Dr. Forest E. Witcraft
Sue is a parenting coach and the author of Raising Happy Children for Dummies.
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
For me, there's more to life than money.
For me, it's all about people and relationships and in particular it's about the relationships we have within our own families - with our kids, our partners, and our own parents.
Family life is the most important aspect of our true well-being - and so is the really important job of bringing up happy, confident, well-balanced adults - - but tomorrow's future.
For all children and for most adults, family life is the most important thing in life.
It gives meaning to our lives - as it's a place of safety, security, support, laughter, and a feeling of belonging.
You only have to ask yourself - who was there to pick you up from a late night party, give you a bit of ";extra"; money when you'd run out, or sorted things out when you got into trouble or made mistakes?
Or who was there to get you over a broken heart, a messy divorce, or there encouraging you on the sidelines on a frozen col...