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Sunday, June 10, 2012
This coming weekend we celebrate Father’s Day2012.
I can think of many, many great things about my Dad; so many, in fact, I could write an entire
book on the topic.
One of my favorite things about him is that he’s always there…
From the time my sister and I were very young, no matter how
busy he was, regardless of the stress in his life…he was always there for us.
He still is…
Tough life lessons growing up, faced with heartbreak and disappointment, my Dad was there…
Math…of any kind,
shape, form, or fashion…thank God, my Dad was there…
practice, games, summer camps, off-season traveling teams, after a great game
to celebrate my success, and after a poor performance to pick me right back up,
with loving, supporting encouragement…my Dad was there…
Life Events –
graduations, moves across the country (there
have been a few…), job promotions, and the opposite, when I had to navigate
the scary and uncertain waters of unemployment…my
Dad was there…
Love watching KY hoops with Dad
When I’m excited
about positive things happening in my life - things as big as getting a new job
to as small as a postgame conversation breaking down a University of Kentucky
basketball game, I call my Dad…and even though it’s often late at night back in
Kentucky when I call, he’s there…
When I’m nervous
(which is often) about the uncertainty of my career, relationships, finances, or
opportunities…he’s always there…
When I make mistakes
he is quick to listen and slow to speak, and he somehow has a way of making me
feel better about the situation, mostly just because I know he’s there…
My two fave people on the planet...always there
Thanks to my Dad, W. Jeffrey Scott...for inspiring the OneMoreStepThought for this week: When we’re busy, stressed, and navigating our own worries…if our families, friends, loved ones, or
coworkers have something weighing heavy on their minds – are we there for them?
opportunity…when we’re there for
others, we pick them up, we save them, we encourage them, we teach them, we
coach them, and we literally change their lives for the better.
Our friends, family,
loved ones, coworkers…and even those we’re not particularly close with…they’re
hurting. They’re worried. They’re nervous. And they’re scared. What if we were the bright spot in
their day, week, month, year, or life that made it all better?
Be the reason for
someone to have a better day today than they did yesterday…by simply being there…
One for the road…
A couple of weeks ago several bills – school loan, rent, routine
car service, routine utility bills, a couple of airline tickets, etc all
surfaced at once. I had plenty of
money to cover everything, but suffice it to say, I wasn't left with an abundance of funds until the next paycheck...(we've all been there). The day before I was leaving for a long
weekend trip, I got a check in the mail for something I had completely forgotten about…which was a pleasant surprise and actually a relief.
It was somewhat of a God-Wink…I'm pretty sure it was my Heavenly Father, reminding me
that he’s there…
Have a great day.
…and Dad, Father’s Day, this weekend, at home in Kentucky...I’ll be there…