4 Ways to Make Memories

“I remember when _____________…”

dad and father

I’m sure you immediately began filling in the blank above with amazing times you’ve experienced in the past.  If you are anything like me, you do this on a regular basis, but when was the last time you really stopped to think about it?  When was the last time you really stopped to understand what your role is as it relates to those around you?

I feel myself turning into that father who is always sitting around telling stories, and greatly appreciating those told to me.  What this reflection has produced in me is a realization of why we are here.  It has produced an answer to the question from the standpoint of leadership, be it at home, the office, at church, or within the community at large.  It’s all about the memories we create.

1.  Be in the moment – When you are at work…be at work.  When you are home…be at home.

2.  Be intentional – Don’t hope memories are made, seek out opportunities to make them.

3.  Be alert – When the opportunity arises, be ready to make it special.

4.  Be humble – Turn the radio station from WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) to WIIFT (What’s In It For Them).

Below is an excerpt from today’s Jackson Sun where I further explain the importance of memories.

This past Sunday morning, as we were getting ready to go to church, our daughter discovered a box.  In the box were pictures, tissue paper, and Happy Birthday gift bags.  She quickly began putting things together and rushed into the bathroom to announce, “I have a present for you.”  Continue Reading…

What recent memories have you created? What suggestions do you have?

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