A phone call from my father…

I want to share an observation from my birthday last week…and then maybe challenge you to take action.  It’s been a year and a half since my father passed.  It has been an interesting journey filled with sorrow, regret, happiness, tears and even a little laughter.  I continue to learn from and be influenced by my father.

It was no surprise that every year on my birthday he would call to wish me a happy day.  He’d tell me how proud he was of me and how much he loved me.  In the moment…I didn’t realize how important those calls were to me.  I’ve had two birthdays without those calls.  I miss them….and I miss him.

It makes me wonder….am I consistently doing the same type of thing for those that are most important in my life?  Does my wife and our kids know that I love them through my actions?  How about my mom and my brothers?  My mother-in-law?  My wife’s family?  My friends?

It isn’t the large displays either.  It doesn’t have to be.

It is the little things (i.e. notes, texts, phone calls) with purpose and intention that ultimately mean the most.  It is the consistency.  It doesn’t take much to make a big impact in someone’s life.

Even though you may never see the return on your investment….trust me….it will be there.

Even though I miss the man…..I will always have what he invested in me.  Thanks Dad.

“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need” – Proverbs 17.:17

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