I was moved by the photography and message of this clip. It’s less than 3 minutes and definitely worth a look.

With Father’s Day right around the corner you may already be thinking of what you might want to say to your dad or grandfather. There’s a good chance your thoughts are also mixed with memories of regret or disappointment. I know how that feels.

I want to encourage you not to let past pain or current awkwardness keep you from saying what your heart leads you to say. Your words spoken to a man who quite possibly wrestles with growing questions of significance due to age, remorse, loss or failure can truly be a life-giving gift. Your words matter.

  • “Dad, thank you for providing for us.”
  • “Grandpa, thank you for paying attention to me.”
  • “I’m grateful for you.”
  • “Thank you for your patience.”
  • “I’d like to stay in touch more.”
  • “Can I come visit? When can you visit us?”
  • “I actually thank God for you.”
  • “I’m sorry.”
  • “I love you.”

On this Father’s Day take one intentional, courageous, manly step to let a key man in your life know he still matters. You won’t regret it.