One of the most intriguing stories I’ve ever read is the story of a Spanish father and son who had become estranged. The son ran away from home and stayed away for days.
After a while the father set out to find him. He searched long and hard for many months, but to no avail. Finally, in a last desperate effort to find him, the father put an ad in a Madrid newspaper. The ad read:
Meet me in front of this newspaper office at noon on Saturday. All is forgiven. I love you.
Your loving Father.”
On the appointed time that Saturday, about 800 “Pacos” showed up, looking for forgiveness and love from their fathers.
We’re all in need for love and forgiveness from our family and friends. However due to pride and an over bloated sense of ego, we sometimes procrastinate in reaching out, paying a visit, making that phone call, bridging that gap. As the years go by, it gets even harder. It need not be so.
Reach out today to your “Paco”, it will be more rewarding than winning a lottery. At the end, we realize that the most important things are not things at all, but people.