After spending the morning with my daughter on a Christmas tree farm exactly one year ago, I came home and wrote, “Dear Distracted Dad.” It has since become one of my most widely read and shared blog posts.
But here’s the thing …
I’m not sure I would even notice “Distracted Dad” if I were to see him at a Christmas tree farm today.
Because as I have grown in my journey to “let go” of distraction, my focus has shifted.
Now instead of noticing the people with their eyes and ears Superglued to their electronic devices, I tune into the “Hands Free“people around me, particularly the dads.
I am greatly inspired by the men I notice in public settings who are making the choice to be fully present in the company of their children and significant others.
Furthermore, I am profoundly moved when a man takes the time to express appreciation for the messages I write, like this sentiment from Chris following the emotionally-charged post, “Now Is The Time:”