Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you've had a wonderful day with those you love. Today was a special day in so many ways. Our family got together and as usual, we had a great time with. This won't be a regular, thought-provoking post. There's plenty of time for that. I just wanted to chime in briefly to say Merry Christmas to each of you. I also realize that many of you don't celebrate Christmas so let me say Happy Holidays. Either way, I hope you've had a great season. And I hope you've had the chance to spend some quality time with your families.

You'll hear more in the coming days about how I spent this Christmas Day but for now I'll just say it was quite memorable. I write so much about creating lasting memories and today was one of those days. I feel specially blessed to have the family that I do. I'm quite aware that not everyone has a similar privilege so I'm just thankful and grateful to be surrounded by those that mean the most to me at the most wonderful time of the year.

How was your day? Did you go visiting? Or did family come over to spend the day? Did your Christmas dreams come true? If you're a regular reader of the blog you'll know that I encourage men to be involved with their kids, especially when the kids don't live with them on a daily basis. Today was a big opportunity to demonstrate that. If you're one of these dads, what did you do that made your kids' day? What presents did you buy? What time did you spend with them? Did you make that special phone call to let them know you're thinking of them? All of these a simply seeds being sown in your kids' lives to let them know that you value them greatly.

Today was a day to put your love into action. I hope you went beyond the call of duty and got an A for effort. It's not about how much money you spend - it's the fact that you consider your kids important enough to demonstrate your love for them in tangible ways. Love is a noun and also a verb. Verb suggests action so I hope you put your love into action today.

The holiday season is a special time of the year. Our kids will remember the events of this day for years to come. I hope that you helped them to have a pleasant, memorable time. There is so much that lies ahead in their lives. So I hope you're helping to create special, long-lasting memories for them.

I wish for you and yours all the best for the remainder of the season.

The Upbeat Dad

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