As my friend Diamond Dallas Page likes to say, it’s essential to have an attitude of gratitude. With this in mind, what is the most memorable gift you have received? Read on for mine.
It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that my son Oliver, who is a little over four months old, is the most memorable gift I have received. He’s a lot of work, and parenting is no joke. However, he’s adorable, has a captivating personality, and makes us smile daily.
Watching my son grow and evolve is exciting. I look forward to the future when we can play video games together, go to wrestling events, and watch horror movies. I’m sure he’ll be a mini-me for a while, and that will be a ton of fun. He’ll eventually become his own person with unique interests and passions, as he should, and I welcome all the phases of life he’s yet to experience.
Oliver has never seen a snowstorm, enjoyed spring, been in a pool on a hot summer’s day, or met a dog. I sing to him all the time, making him smile and giggle. I read to him, talk to him, carry him to and from daycare. And I tell Oliver I love him all the time. Between the love and kisses he gets from my family and me, he’s not at a loss for affection.
With all the fantastic musicians, actors, authors, and pop culture icons I’ve interviewed and met, I hope he thinks Dad is pretty cool. Most of all, I hope Oliver’s life is even greater than mine.
What is the most memorable gift you have received? It can be an object, an experience, a person, or philosophy — whatever is meaningful to you. Existing isn’t enough. Fully embrace life and live every day with an attitude of gratitude.
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Charming, Michael. And judging from Ollie’s photo, totally understandable. Sincere congratulations to you and his mother.