Time Stops with Dad
On this day when we honor fathers, I want to thank the men of the world who give of themselves… their strength, caring and wisdom.
What it means to be a father in our culture is changing. I grew up in an era where few fathers were actively involved in the day-to-day raising of their children. They saw their primary function as that of provider. Today my sons and their peers are redefining the role of father…. both because of pressure from strong women who demand more involvement and because of their own desire for closer connections.
Watching my sons as fathers is one of my greatest pleasures. Recently my younger son told me about an experience with one of his children. He was playing with his just turned 3 year-old-daughter. They were making a small plastic figure climb to the top of a castle and letting it fall. They did it again, and again, and again. Each time my granddaughter squealed with laughter. The game went on and on, the two of them totally engrossed in the play. In a moment of pure shared joy and love, my son says that time stopped. The moment was endless.
When I teach TimeTools, this is what I hope for all of you. In the mindfulness of the now, being fully present, my hope is that you find real connection with your children. When you get beyond the struggle of trying to do too much in too little time, you can find ways to deepen all of your relationships with those you love.
If you haven’t yet experienced the paradigm shift of time from adversary to friend, I invite you to attend one of my workshops. Come and learn how to accomplish more in less time so that you can begin to be more present for your loved ones.