Christmas Every Morning With My Son

My giant son came out of his room this morning. The first thing I always do is hug him and say something positive. Criticisms come later in the day if necessary. This morning I whispered in his ear as we hugged: “Thank you. When you were in heaven, looking to see who you wanted for a father, thank you for choosing me.”

And I meant that with all my heart. EVERY ONE of us deserves to hear something like that, first thing, every day. Build your own morning ritual and give yourself that gift.

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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.