Apple Crisps Story

son: "[something]... apple crisps."
father: "Yeah? Do you like them"
son: "They're good. Want one?"
father: "No thank you, but it was nice of you to offer."

It took a few beats to understand why this exchange piqued my interest. Who talks to their family like that?

We're seldom appreciative of those closest to us, and often treat those in our immediate family poorly. We are frequently irritated and impatient with those we live with every day, but not this family. Talk about leading/teaching by example.

It's just a reminder: we can all be better people/leaders/teachers.

Choose your words carefully.  Words matter.