Yesterday morning on my way to work, I passed through the town of XYZ.
A young friend and former co-worker lives in this town, and sometimes I will call (or text him) just to let him know I am thinking of him.
That happened yesterday, 🙂 I texted him once I got to the job-site.
Several years ago he played the part of the tailor in the play Fiddler on the roof.
Remember that story?
I texted him:
“Blessings on your head, mazel tov, mazel tov.”
Forty five minutes later he replies: “Morn’n Tevya!”
To which I said: “If I were a rich man…”
An hour later he replied:“Ah, but you’ve been blessed with beautiful daughters, (and son) plus that pesky fiddler on your roof!”
His words made my morning.
Made me think about my four kids…
I am a rich man.
I am thankful for these relationships for several reasons.
When I was younger (and they were young) I didn’t “get it.” I poured too much of my time and energy into other “good things”. ie helping other people, youth group, work, instead of cherishing the ones closest to me. So I am thankful for the relationships I do have.
I am thankful for each of their diverse personalities.
I am thankful for the adult version each of them has turned into (in spite of us as parents feeling like we were flying by the seat of our pants, the whole time.)
I am thankful I get to work with our son currently. He has his own masonry and commercial business, and I have my own construction and remodeling business. Some days, he’s the boss, and other days, I am in charge. What a blessing!
How about you. Tell me something (somethings) you need to be more thankful for.
You know me, I love details…..details.
If you can’t think of something right now on the spot, give it some thought, and come back.