It was a cold Tuesday morning.
My father had left the house early. He arrived back very excited. He called me into the office – “you must see this – it’s a fantastic new technology.”
“What is it?” I asked.
His eyes lit up as he cleared a space on the desk and lifted the monster out of the box.
“It’s a fax machine”, he said.
“What’s that?” I asked, “how does it work?”
Well, that was all the invitation he needed – Dad explained exactly how it works and to be honest, it sounded like magic.
I couldn’t understand how it was possible, and it was soooo exciting.
I often wonder what it would be like for Dad if he were to suddenly show up now, almost 20 years after he left us.
Digital photography, internet, smart phones, cheap air travel, pokemon go.
It’s a different world, literally.
And I know he’d adore it. He’d be fascinated and he’d sit me down, like he used to, and say, “Lis – you understand this stuff better than me, tell me about your world now….”
I realize as I write this, how I take all this stuff for granted.
How easy it is to stay connected, in our business and our lives.
How I send out my stories every week to thousands of people with such ease.
How I have built up this precious community – yes, it’s taken years but it still amazes me that we are all connected this way.
So, today as I remember my dad and I think about the incredible freedom and possibility we have through technology, I’m incredibly grateful.
Grateful for Dad and inheriting his fascination with progress, technology and growth.
Grateful for technology that has enabled me to build my business and travel the world.
And mostly grateful to you, still here, reading these words, part of my world.
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