Yesterday I was speaking with my son, Jesse, about running and cold weather. Jesse, who lives in Seattle, said, “Every time I’m a bit concerned about it being too cold to run, I just remind myself about my uncle, Steve. I can remember him coming back into the house after a run with icicles in his beard.  He was a machine. And then I get going.”
Jesse was about five or six at the time he saw his uncle Steve return from running. Now in his late thirties, he is still drawing upon that experience for inspiration. The book emphasized conversations, but actions are very important also. It really is as the quote by American author Robert Fulghum suggests: “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” (page 5)