Hindsight – 09/24/11 – The Homecoming
My job entails a lot of traveling right now. Specifically in this season as schools are ramping up their leaders for the year and orientations are in full swing. If you look at our calendar, you’ll see I’m on the road a lot. Every time I’m on my way back to NYC and I start to think about ACbert, I get a warm fun feeling in my heart. I get excited to see her. I smile, like I’m smiling now as I sit on a plane back to LGA because I start to visualize the look on her face when I walk in the door.
Anytime I come home, whether it’s on a long trip like this one, or just a simple trip to pick up cat litter, she welcomes me back with genuine excitement. How can I not help but be excited to come home every time if I know she’s excited to see me. It makes me want to come home sooner.
It reminds me of a story a speaker friend of mine, Patrick Combs, told me a long time ago about two brother who went to the same college. Every time they’d meet each other in the main quad, they’d open up their arms, draw a big smile, and embrace each other like they were long lost friends. He equated it to a dog welcoming his master home even if she just went to go get the mail. You can’t help but feel loved and welcomed.
My oldest brother, Robin, connects with people in a similar way. It’s inspiring for me to see and practice in my own life.