I was talking with a good friend of mine and discussing family
traditions around the holidays. He mentioned that his dad, his
brother and he have a tradition to crown one of the family men as "Man
of the Year." They have a red jacket that they pass along with the
honors that is really just symbolic.
I liked the idea and I wanted to know if you all would be open to
something like that. Each year, the 5 of us get together (by person,
phone or email) and vote on who should be the Woodall Man of the Year
and then give something that can be passed along - like a jacket,
book, trophy, etc. It would be up to the previous year's winner to
make sure the "item" gets to the current winner.
It can be as formal or informal as you would like it to be. I just
thought it would be a good way to honor one another and intentionally
communicate the good things about each one every year. For instance,
my vote this year would go to Pops because of his extremely generous
heart and the ways he gave to all of us through our trip to Europe and
the way he made it possible for us all to get together in July for
Dave's 30th. I feel that he went above and beyond the call of duty to
demonstrate excellence in the field of giving... :)
What do you think? Comments? Suggestions?
Let the discussion begin...