He is my daily reminder of the “life is short” cliche which shapes my choices and actions. His example encourages me to ask myself often what kind of person do I want to be? How do I want to be remembered? What kind of contribution do I want to make in this world?
Business Insurance magazine ran a wonderful story/obituary following his death.
In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d share the following excerpt from that article which ran in March, 1993:
“Tom was a bundle of energy,” [a friend & colleague] said. “He was an instigator, and was always provocative and always a joy to be around. ” “He really felt that he wanted to be a success in life and in business,” [observed another friend & colleague] “He was relentless in touching all bases and doing everything possible to make things happen. He was a real inspiration.”
So today, be a joy to be around and honor your father.
Miss you and love you dad!