Yesterday was Fathers Day where I live. It was good to honor my dad, who passed many years ago, with a little extra attention. It was good to video call my step-father in Canada and hear of his day and to share my appreciation of him as a parent and as a grandparent. It was good to be live with my kids at my daughter and son in law’s home for a bit of their extra appreciation. When my kids were young, 15ish years ago, Fathers Day really became a day that I most appreciated. Well, in short, I’m glad to be a dad and to be in the adventure that is parent / child that continues to evolve into some unique human to human learning.
And, this morning I got to listening to some old audio files that were on my phone. It started with one of those unnamed ones that I’d forgotten was there, from ten years ago. It was dad stuff, with my then much younger son singing. Just fun. Laugh out loud and smile big kind of stuff.
And, as I trolled further through a few more of those audio recordings, I found this one below about Art of Hosting and the need for imagination.
I’m proud of the work that I’ve been able to do to invite a sense of shared connection and imagination with people, whether they be in jobs, teams, communities, or families. I’m grateful for the people I’ve worked with that grow such connection and imagination with skill and brain and heart.
Give this a listen, one minute on imagination as it connects to Art of Hosting. I hope it inspires some of your own thinking. Or, offers another way of thinking about such participative forms of work and living. My next open enrollment AoH is October in Denver. Yes, please check that out too.