My dad comes home tomorrow!
We’re all so excited to see him and hear about his adventures in Mexico.
My dad’s taught me a lot about the spirit of adventure. He’s the kind of man who sees life as the greatest adventure of all.
And this attitude goes beyond the mission field:
- Running errands with him becomes completing a top secret mission.
- Working in the yard is like hacking through the bush.
His ability to make mundane tasks fun is the reason big projects aren’t a chore.
I’m trying to be more like him in this area. My “hurry up and mark things off the list” mentality can keep me from enjoying my work in the process.
My dad’s company–even when he’s not directly helping me–brightens my mood while I work.
There are many reasons I miss my dad, but his fun loving attitude about everyday tasks is one of them.
Hurry up and get home, Dad! Nothing’s the same when you’re not around.
Beware of “If it was me” statements.
You know the ones I’m talking about…
- If it was me, I wouldn’t go there.
- If it was me, I wouldn’t do this or that.
- If it was me, he/she wouldn’t have gotten away with that behavior.
I am bad about making these blanket, hypothetical statements.
There’s nothing wrong with different temperaments and personalities. Being different is not the enemy.
On the other hand, doing stupid, sinful things is a problem and I’m not condoning bad behavior.
Not everyone, though, is asking for my advice and not everyone cares what I think.
Sharing these kinds of thoughts in conversation with others can quickly morph into gossip and criticism sessions as well.
Just be careful with your words.
I can’t stress this topic enough because it’s of utmost importance.
Being rude and tactless is not an effective tool for anyone who wants to have a place of influence in another’s life.
I’ve also seen these rash, unfiltered comments slam shut the door of the gospel.
Every word counts, every word is powerful, and every word either builds or destroys.
Think about that the next time your mouth gets away from you.