SHORT STORY FOR A CAREER LAUNCHER
My wife and I were at Mass for Father’s Day and heard a wonderful sermon by our priest. He talked about a father loving his wife and his children. The points he brought out were very appropriate. He said that a father should:
- Love his wife.
- Show her that he loves her. Hold her hand. Give her flowers for no reason.
- Tell his children that he loves them… yes, actually say the words “I love you”.
- Hug his children. Give each one a great, big bear hug. Even though some of the children may be of the age where they would not want to be seen being hugged by her/his father, do it anyway.
The father will not be remembered by his children by how big his house was. And not by how many toys they had. He will be remembered by the fun times he and the children had at the baseball game. His daughter would remember seeing him cheer her on at the dance recital. It is the time spent building relationships and showing love that matter.
What is my point?
The essence of the sermon was twofold. They apply to the father and to everyone, male and female, especially those looking for a career change:
1. Actions have consequences
2. Small things matter