My Fellow Fathers

For trying to set a good example knowing we’re full of imperfections

For keeping it simple in a world full of noise and complications

For the (sometimes awkward) words spoken with love and the words we wisely keep to ourselves

For all that you do, especially the little things that go unnoticed

Happy Day to You Dad
and All My Fellow Fathers


Intentionally keeping this short even though I felt tempted to write more. Hoping for “less but better” by respecting the things that can be expressed better with silence.

Be Grateful


“At the end of the day, it’s not happiness that makes us thankful, but thankfulness that makes us happy…”


In her book, “The How of Happiness”, Sonja Lyubomirsky writes,

“Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present oriented.”

 


“A simple THANK YOU has magic…it warms the heart and creates a moment of connection and peace between two people.”


“Someone is happy with less than what you have.”


“Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.”

― Paulo Coelho

 


“Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.”


Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

― Albert Schweitzer

 


“Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances.”

― 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 


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