I have 15 minutes to write this post. Fifteen minutes to try and express my gratitude for little things you have said or done that were much bigger than you might have realized.
This post isn’t easy to write because I know that I will forget to include someone on it. It isn’t easy because of the time constraint but I hope you will understand and appreciate that I feel the need to get this out now because it is important to me.
I hope you will understand that I know that I am a prickly sort of fellow and that I step on toes with reckless abandon. I am not asking for forgiveness or begging for accolades. I am just trying to say that some of you have made a difference and that I appreciate it.
It is the little moments in life that add up and it is the unexpected moments that make those minutes more meaningful. Sometimes the greatest impact is made by that small thing. If you are on this list it is because something you said or did pricked the bubble I walk around in and warmed the cockles of my heart.
Which reminds me to share with you that if my paternal grandfather were here you couldn’t say cockles without him launching into a rendition of Molly Malone. He’d tell you that Steiner’s don’t sing good, but we sing loud.
Also, please don’t pay any attention to the order of the list because it will only hurt your feelings. You know that I intentionally put you next to someone you hate, listed you below someone who is a jerk or above the blogosphere’s biggest putz. Really, go sail Wawassee or hang out in Cleveland and let the burning river warm your heart.
In all sincerity, thank you. You did something to be listed and you made a difference at some point in the time. Some times we all need to give someone a hand up. What can I tell you, even old ladies who cause trouble deserve recognition. 😉
I promise a real blog post later tonight. Got to run play dad at a school function first. In the interim you could always read one of these:
- The Best Bloggers Tell Good Tales
- Donâ€™t Worry About What You Canâ€™t Control Part 2
- Things That Matter- Stolen Innocence Remembered
- Parenting & The Challenges of A Home Office
- 15,636 Lessons I Have Learned About Life
- No One Reads A Dad Blog
- The Right Words Written Right Write Their Own Tales
Again, it is an incomplete list but I’d rather try and fail than not try at all. See you all soon.