Life lessons from Chubby (my dad) and other smart folks I’ve met on the road.
“Greg, STOP!” Chubby scolded.
“I can’t,” I replied. “I’m writing tomorrow’s Savvy Dad. I do one each day.”
“Greg, you forgot what I taught you 50 years ago,” Dad sternly said.
“What’s that?” I asked in a curious way.
“Moments!” Dad shouted. “Don’t blow big moments. Remember our special moments together?”
“I sure do,” I said as my mind wandered back to the day.
“Wish we could have a few back?” Dad wistfully said.
“Gosh, Dad,” I replied. I’d love that.”
“Greg, this is a very big moment. Your four boys just traveled ‘cross country to be with you on your birthday. Dive in. Don’t waste a second. You’ll look back and be glad.”
Dad was so right. My kids are all here. They came just to see me. Our Savvy Dad readers will understand.
The lesson I learned from Chubby today?
Big moment? Savor the day.
“We didn’t know we were making memories.
We just thought we were having fun.”