Family Time

with Al Lindner

Here are some short snippets from an email I got the other day. It’s kind of long, but you’ll get the point.

It’s titled “Fishing Family Time.”

Here’s a startling fact: by the time a son or daughter has graduated from high school, they have already used up 90-percent of their in-person parent time.

That’s a big deal when you think about it.

If you’re in your last 10-percent of time with someone you love, keep that fact in front of your mind and savor every precious minute.

Once you become aware of this simple fact, your remaining face-time with family and friends takes on a whole new meaning.

You recognize that any time spent together should be utilized wisely. The outdoors fosters connections because they encourage you to stop, lift up your head, and look around at your surroundings.

What better way to get a family member or friend to update you on all aspects of their life then trapping them in a boat with you from sunup to sundown!!

One week-long fishing trip can provide more connections than months and months when you lived together.

If you’re at the tail end of someone’s life that is important to you, go on a vacation together and spend some quality time with them.

Spend all day in a boat talking about nothing.

Savor every last moment, because the tail end is nearer.

And that is an added downer, you know there are the 10 Commandments.

Number 5: Honor Your Father and your Mother.

If you’ve got a loved one who really likes to fish, consider taking them on a real special fishing trip — one that both of you will remember for a lifetime.

Fulfill a dream.

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