Friday, December 4, 2009

Guys and What We Think About

            I showed up at the meal for the homeless last night and put on my apron. Already two women were chopping onions.
            “Hi! How’ve you been?” the older woman asked with tears in her eyes.
            “Oh, great. Great.”
            “How’s work?”
            “Up and down. Lots of crazy stuff going on.”
            “And the baby? How old is she now?”
            “Fourteen months! And you wouldn’t believe it! She learned to walk backwards last week.” I started telling them the story, complete with body movements and facial expressions. They laughed and I couldn’t help but smile just thinking about my daughter.
            The crazy thing is, an awful lot of stuff has been going on at work, good and bad, and most certainly exciting. But the thing that got me talking was that little daughter of mine.
            I’m a typical guy. Most of the time I think about my work, activities, and stuff. I don’t really spend a whole lot of time thinking about family and people. That’s just the way guys are. But my baby, she really gets me talking.
            Sure, I’m excited and energized by work and thinking about our future plans. But that daughter of mine never ceases to put a smile on my face!

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