Day #91: Give One-on-One Time to Your Child

Day #91: Give One-on-One Time to Your Child 1

We spend lots of time together as a family. That is one of the reasons we are on this 365-day giving adventure, but today I spent extra one-on-one time with our oldest daughter.

I took her fishing at a lake near our campground. We hiked from fishing spot to fishing spot, talking as we went. We haven't ever gone fishing together before so I taught her how to cast and reel in the line.

After about an hour, we had caught two smallmouth bass (which we released) and walked the circumference of the lake. I asked my daughter if we were having lots of fun and what her favorite thing was about fishing. Without hesitation she said, "Yes...throwing big sticks and rocks into the water."

Apparently, four-year-olds think sticks and rocks are more important then catching trophy fish. That is alright with me though - we had a special time together and that was the goal.

Do you like to fish? Did your dad ever take you fishing?

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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