Everything matters all the time


Interesting story: about 2 years ago my friends and I were playing in the front yard (this was back in Orlando.) We were playing near a tree that had been damaged by Hurricane Charlie in 2004 and ever since then it sort of just leaned. I remember it was a Persimmon tree. As we’re playing around near it I jumped up on it and pretended to climb it when I noticed that it was starting to bend over and creak. So I got this idea and told Asie to watch as I “tear this tree to the ground”.

I pulled and I pushed and tore the tree to the ground because the roots were rotten.

But Asie thought I really ripped the tree to the ground.

Yesterday morning (2 years after it happened) in a completely random statement Asie looked at me and said “remember when you tore that tree out of the ground?”

It’s a funny story until you pause to think about the significant of your children watching every move you make. I would much rather have Asie think I’m Superman able to pull trees up by the roots than to hero worship some pro athlete on tv. 2 years ago it was just a fun experience. Today I realized that the things that happened in the past have a lasting effect – good or bad.

Remember my friends, everything matters all the time.

One thought on “Everything matters all the time

  1. Story with true significance Z! Funny, we tend to always say in our business that everyone is watching, that “monkey see monkey do” thingy, and some of us, if not many, tend to forget the most important ones closest to us…our own children. Thanks for the reminder!

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