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Remembrance: Happy Father’s Day


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” Rumi

Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day… my light on the fearless path

You might not be here
But I know your spirit’s near
Each tear and smile … caught

Whenever I’m down
Your comforting light appears
Telling me: Be Strong!

Happy Father’s Day
My light on the fearless path
Guiding me each day

Each Father’s Day, I experience my father’s absence differently. Some years, the memories are wistful, and other years they are reflective. However, one thing remains constant and that is my gratitude for his influence on my life. I know we each come to this conversation with different stories, but, my prayer for each of us is that we will use our experience and memories of this precious relationship to make a positive impact on someone’s life. Happy Father’s Day to you and yours.

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” Rumi

Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day… I love you

Today, we looked back
My siblings and I recalled
Your words of wisdom

Rock of Gibraltar
You were not perfect, you CARED
For that, I’m grateful

Happy Father’s Day
If I could see you again,
I’d say, I Love You!

I’ve written a bit about my Dad and his work ethic; he spent his life working hard to provide for us, our extended family, and our community. Staying connected with family mattered to him. “Your family means everything especially in difficult times.” I agree. It is never too late to reconnect with loved ones and mend broken fences. Sometimes, we let pride get in the way of love and forgiveness. If that is your story, reach out and begin your journey to healing the past by ending the animosity. What have you done to show fatherly love today? Happy Father’s Day!

Positive Motivation Tip:  It is often said that our parents share more than their  DNA  with us, they  embed memories in our hearts, shape our lives and help us build character. On Father’s Day, I am reminded to cherish mine. Go celebrate yours!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos  Light on pathway, via Wikipedia and/or Love Candles by Doug88888 via Flickr

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

12 Comments leave one →
  1. 16/06/2014 2:02 am

    Ahh a lovely tribute my dear :-)

  2. 16/06/2014 3:28 am

    So true. Parents are SO much more than DNA. It sounds like you learned some important lessons from your dad and learned them well.

  3. 16/06/2014 7:20 am

    A beautiful and touching tribute Eliz. Happy Monday :-)

  4. lisa galuna permalink
    16/06/2014 5:31 pm

    I Feel Your Pain I Just Lost My Dad Within The Past Year Thank You For The Beautiful Words & Caring & Thinking Of Others!! XOXOXO

  5. 18/06/2014 5:10 am

    Reblogged this on House Of Lords.

  6. 24/06/2014 5:16 am

    Very nice tribute. I lost my father when I was very young, but there is a sense of him I can still recall after all these years

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