Saturday, March 12, 2011
Staying Connected with Your Family Even When You're Apart
Today's post is a really quick one. But I think it makes a powerful point. This past week was more hectic than I could tell you. It really was. On Friday afternoon I had to go home early because I just think exhaustion got the better of me. Rest, rest and more rest is what I needed more than anything.
Anyway, one thing that keep me going is that whenever I get voicemails from either of my parents, or my wife or daughter, I never delete them. It takes 45 messages to fill up my voicemail anyway. These messages get deleted automatically after 60 days so I just think it's good to have the voices of those who mean the most to me available 24/7/365.
When I'm exhausted or having a bad day - yes, the Upbeat Dad has bad days - I just call my voicemail and hear a warm, friendly greeting from my wife or daughter or my parents. My son is only 7 months so he's not leaving me messages just yet. But I can't tell you the "picker upper" that it is for me to hear those voices.
What am I saying in this? I encourage you to do those little things that remind you who is most important to you. For me, my reminders are voicemails, pictures and videos. For you, perhaps it's the same. Or maybe it's pictures of your family on your desk at the office. Whatever it may be, it's so important to keep our families at the forefront of our thoughts and minds.
Life is really beautiful and when you can celebrate it with the ones you love and who love you, there's never any distance even though you may be physically apart at different times.
I hope this has encouraged you to do something special to keep your loved ones in your minds at all times. We only live once so let's shower our loved ones with love and let them know they mean the world to us.
The Upbeat Dad