Hope you’re having a great day.
I wanted to share another wonderful piece of Torah Minute feedback.
I recently wrote a tribute to my Dad.
“One of my earliest memories is driving in the car with my Dad.
At every intersection, he would stop and wave the people on. With a smile!
I try to follow his example every day.
Especially when I’m in a rush. And don’t really “have the time!”
I stop and wave people on.
Knowing that I may be a few minutes late, but remembering my Dad.
And being the kind of person that would make him proud!”
… I received a note from a good friend who now lives in New York.
“Way back”, she was part of a “young couple home study group” that I led.
I once told the story about my Dad waving the people on, and she was inspired.
She would often tell me how she thinks of my Dad and waves people on.
And how she feels like she knew him!
… This year, she did even better.
“Last week our son Josh got his driver’s license.
(She also reminded me that (just yesterday!) I spoke at his Bris!)
We were out that day celebrating his achievement. And he drove.
We got to an intersection, and guess what he did?
He waved another car on!
I was so excited, and told him the story about your Dad.
“I know that’s why you do it.”
And that’s why I do it now!”
… Of course, her message made my day!
My Dad has now impacted three generations of drivers!
And it’s a reminder to anyone who wants to instill values in other people.
Let’s say you want your kids to be considerate of others.
And to wave people on at an intersection?
Here’s the way to do it.
Wave the speeches. Wave the sermons. Wave the, “I think you should…”
… And just wave the people on!
All the best,