Family Week Part 2 . . . Bucket List

As a dad, I am constantly thinking of what I want to be true of me as a leader in my home. So I have created a Father’s Day Bucket List to give me a target for the next year. Need I remind you, time is flying.

Over the coming year, I plan to . . . 

  • Listen more when I don’t particularly want to listen.
  • Encourage my girls to be what God created them to be, not what I never was.
  • Remind my girls that no one loves them more than I do.
  • Take more walks.
  • Have more talks.
  • Send more text messages to my kids.
  • Say more prayers.
  • Write more notes.
  • Give more hugs.
  • Dance in the kitchen with my wife more, in front of my girls.
  • Take longer vacations.
  • Cheer louder at soccer games.
  • Eat more ice cream.
  • Take more pictures in my mind.
  • Frame some of the pictures I have taken with a camera.
  • Continue to tell my girls how much I believe in them.

The list could be a lot longer. Honestly, I want to be a great father (and husband) more than I want anything else on this earth.

If you ask me, great leadership begins at home. There are a gazillion people who could lead as well, or even better than I can at my job. But there is only one person who can be the best dad in the world for my four favorite kids on the planet. That would be me. And I am running out of time.

If you are a mom or dad, I pray you will give your family the attention they need and deserve. You only have one shot at leading at home. Failure to do so will only bring regret.

If you are looking to be intentional, a short term bucket list might be just what you need.

i2i,

Randy

 

What would you add to your family bucket list?

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Coach Mac

8 years ago

now that one made me cry

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Charlene 🙂

Sjohnston

8 years ago

Tweet my girls I love u messages more this year.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Good one SJ. Praying for you bro!

Ja

8 years ago

Time trickles by all to quickly. It does seem to not trickle at all… I missed so much with my older two when they were little. I didn’t want to repeat it with my younger 3. However, I find time just keeps slipping. Maybe my theme song should be “Dust in the Wind”…
Thanks Randy…
Ja

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Jason! Seize every day.

BabyRuth

8 years ago

Eat more ice cream-we can do that

randygravitt

8 years ago

You got it Kid!

Big Jim

8 years ago

Sweet, sweet list. I’d like to actively pursue the kind of father-daughter eye contact that leads to hugs.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Good one Big Jim!

Keith Smith

8 years ago

Great list Randy I think I hear the Ice cream man coming. Also I wanted to give you my blog link here it is
http://drworry.blogspot.com/ thanks Keith

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Keith!

Jim

8 years ago

Great words rg. I appreciate your inspiration and aspire to do all and more of the things you mentioned. Thanks for the challenges.
JB

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Jim! Praying for you bro.

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