One day, my son was sick — I don’t even remember with what — but my cheerful sidekick was uncharacteristically flying low.
It happens to all of us, and I can’t expect to always fix how he feels. But for some reason on this day, I saw an opportunity to cheer him up. So, once in the doctor’s office I decided to go for it...
With inflated gloves, and hygienic examination table paper for a net, we turned the room into a volleyball court. Bouncing off the walls, trying not to break critical medical devices, we transported ourselves to a better place of father-son joy.
Looking back at this picture, it has to be one of my top ten images. Where fixing my son's illness was beyond me; making him feel better wasn’t.
As spring arrives, and plans for adventure kick in, I’m sending you encouragement to go for it. Wherever you are, and whatever crazy ideas you're dreaming up, I approve.
In my life, the only things I regret are the opportunities I saw, but didn’t take.