"If you're lucky enough to have a parent alive on this planet, call them! Don't text them.Call them on the phone." - J.K. Simmons
Hello everyone! Dana Corbit here. Since J.K. Simmons made this comment during his recent Oscar acceptance speech, the actor has received as much praise for his words as for his performance in Whiplash.
I, for one, can't help but to be impressed by someone who used his moment in the spotlight to focus attention of the importance of family. Aside from faith, what could be more important? Family is definitely an important part of all the stories we write for Love Inspired.
In addition to reminding me to call my own parents, Simmons' comment got me thinking. Though reminders to stay in touch with parents have remained constant over the years, the actual methods of those communications between parent and child have changed dramatically. We text. We email. We send Facebook and Snapchat messages. We message privately on Twitter. We Skype.
|Mom and me|
The way I see it, the communication is what matters, not the method for sharing the messages. Sure, I still love real telephone calls or, even better, the face-to-face communication of Skype and Face Time, but what's most important is the effort of reaching out to our parents and letting them know that we love them. For all of the things they've done for us, the deserve that much.
|Dad and me|