Monday, June 21, 2010

Everything counts

Remember that you don't always know the good you do. During the 19th century, political figure and diplomat Charles Francis Adams kept a diary. One day he entered:
"Went fishing with my son today - a day wasted." His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence. On that same day, Brook Adams made this entry: "Went fishing with my father--the most wonderful day of my life!" The father thought he was wasting his time while fishing with his son, but his son saw it as an investment of time.

 Don't underestimate the ways that the ordinary actions of your life may be used to touch others.


Joy said...

This is so so true.
Thanks for the reminder.
♥ Joy

TechnoBabe said...

So true. We don't know how someone else sees something do we? I like how this shows clearly how the father thought and how the son felt.