The Day After Father’s Day

A message to dads

If we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we leave behind would feel the loss for the rest of their lives. Why then do we invest so much in our work, and so little in our children’s lives?”

I’m not certain who wrote that, but I am certain it’s correct.

Nothing is more important than your wife or husband and your children. Nothng.

As the economy provides another excuse for employers to demand ever more of each of us behind that subtle, un-spoken threat that if we won’t do it, there’s 10 more just like us waiting for the chance, and willing to work for less, close your eyes for just 60 seconds and try to remember how you felt about your mom and dad when you were say, 8 years old.

Did you wish they would spend even more time away from you at the office, or just 10 extra minutes helping you dig worms for fishing, or playing catch in the back yard?

The most precious things in your life aren’t things. The secret to life is remembering that.

When you do, everything else finds a way to take care of itself, including jobs, money and mortgages.

Make your family your priority and watch your happiness soar.

“And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul in the process?”*

*(Jesus Christ, Luke 9:25)