About six years ago, we had our good friend Andy Andrews come to our offices to do a live webcast. Andy is an incredible speaker and New York Times best-selling author. But most of all, Andy loves Dad, and Dad loved him.
We had lunch with Mom and Dad before our webcast. It was a great time of fellowship. When we finished, Andy and I headed back to the office for our broadcast.
Andy was already in our studio when I came in. When I looked at him I could see tears in his eyes. “Tom,” he said. “Do you remember what you were doing when you left the restaurant? As you walked out, you were holding your dad’s hand. Tom, you must take a picture of you and your dad holding hands as you are walking away from the camera and send it to me.”
It seemed like a little thing at the time, but because of Andy’s emotion, I got with my sister, Cindy, and we took the picture and I sent it off to Andy.
A few weeks later, Andy returned the picture to me, nicely framed, and next to the picture of Dad and I holding hands is another picture – a picture of Andy walking away from the camera holding hands with his two sons.
This simple picture, this snapshot of life, this little thing, is now my most prized possession of all the things hanging on my walls.
This little thing reminds me of so much:
How lucky and blessed I am. How Dad touched so many others. How we are never too old, or young, to hold hands. How the little things create legacy and ripple through time.
If you agree with me that the little things change everything, I encourage you to check out Andy’s new book – The Little Things. Andy knows the secret that Dad knew--that little things change your life.
You are Born To Win, so go ahead and Live To Win!
P.S. Quote of the Day: "Every generation or so, God produces a person who can communicate like no one else. His words are like cool water to a thirsty civilization. Andy Andrews is one of the best I have ever seen." – Zig Ziglar
P.P.S. It's The Little Things that have the most impact!