Great Men

// This coming Sunday is a national celebration of Fatherhood here in the UK; Father’s Day. In the run up, gift ideas and advice on what makes a good Dad is flooding our culture and media. In the midst of the bombardment, the following wisdom to fathers came into my inbox.

You are rich when you’re content with a life full of things that money can’t buy.

Read it again.

Yes.

It’s a provocative statement.

You are rich when you’re content with a life full of things that money can’t buy.

As a father of three with a heck of a lot to learn, I was drawn to those words and the blog post it comes from, What Our boys Need in This Economy Their Dads Work In. Men, especially those of you who are Dads or hope to be one day, read the post.

Read it, then read it again.

Then read it, and live it.

It describes what makes a Great Man.

My amazing wife Steph has been tremendously influenced by the writings of the author of those words, Ann Voskamp, possibly even going as far as to say that she has been changed forever by them. I’ve had a front row seat to the positive influence Anne’s writings have had on her life and am humbled and immensely challenged by Steph’s conscious decision to find “Joy in the Journey”. If you are a women, I can’t recommend her book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are enough. Her blog,  A Holy Experience, is also a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration.

So, to all the Dad’s out there, may you this Father’s Day be inspired to live by a different measure of Greatness.

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