“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” - Maya Angelou
Today is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and we celebrate with open arms the future generations. All of our employees are encouraged to bring their children to work with them to show them exactly what they do when they are at daycare and school. We filled the morning full of fun activities around the office and, of course, a lot of snacks. We do this not only to show our children what we do everyday, but in hopes that a seed is being planted. A seed of hard work, loyalty, responsibility, and determination.
When I started Pink Stork, I already had four small children who stayed home with me. I could not afford to have a nanny, so my only option was to bring them along for the ride. They are the reason I started this company and they saw the hard work and sacrifices that I had to make to get Pink Stork where it is today. I don’t shy away from the issues or problems that come up each day so that they see that success takes real work and isn’t handed to them. Bringing my children to the office also lightens the mood. The energy of a child’s laugh is so therapeutic and makes the overall office vibe better. This real world exposure is why I encourage everyone at Pink Stork to bring their children to work today. We all can be taught to add and subtract, but what about the real-life hustle?
I encourage all parents today to think about their legacy. What are you leaving behind for the next generation? The choices you make today matter for tomorrow. I challenge you- wherever you find yourself today, whatever journey or situation you are currently in – to use it as a platform to fuel their curiosity and groom them to be open and ready to leave their legacy.