Sunday, August 15, 2021

The little things that keep us going every day


My youngest son Jack drew this picture, which I have hanging next to my desk at work. I don't know when he drew it, but he's 15 now, so it must have been five years ago or so.

It is one of those little things that make me happy. "Best Dad Ever" is a wonderful sentiment, obviously, but he even personalized it by putting it on a coffee mug.

He knows his caffeine-addicted father well.

I take a moment to look (and smile) at this drawing every day I'm in the office. It makes me think not only of Jack, but of my whole family, who are a continual blessing to me...even when one of them fails to wipe down the counter after making themselves lunch.

There are a lot of big events and milestones that comprise our lives, but I like to think it's the small stuff like this that really sustains us. Or at least it does for me.

If you'll excuse me, this dad has to go get himself a cup of coffee.

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