Here’s a word from Dawson…
I want to tell you a story. This is a face-to-face encounter.He said, “My dad and I aren’t getting along.” He said, “Well, it got so bad last night I hit him and knocked him to the ground.” He said, “What should I do?”
Go back to your dad and say, “Dad, I did some things, I said some things I wished I had never done. Even though we argued about some things, I should have never ever hit you. And dad, I just want to ask you to forgive me, and I want to thank you for all the things you’ve done in my life.”
This guy says, “Okay, I’ll do it.”
So, he comes back the next day and I said, “What happened when you talked to your dad?” He said, “You’re not going to believe this…”
He said he broke down in tears and then said this, “Son, I’ve been waiting 20 years to hear this.”
Think about it. Your father wants to be respected. So, when you say, “Dad, thank you for doing such and such over the years or the other day or I want you to know how much I respect you.”
And when you make your dad’s day, you make your day.
My friend, Dawson McAllister, created many timely life lessons for the everyday challenges we all face, I’m honored to continue sharing them with you each week.
President and CEO
Dawson McAllister Association/TheHopeLine, Inc.
Be sure to listen to Dawson’s recorded version of this Life Lesson by clicking play.