“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there in the world! This is a special day to honor them and while I agree that every day is Mom, Dad and family Day, we can pause for a moment to celebrate our dads and all those who have encouraged, loved, and helped us in a fatherly way throughout our lives. Since I started writing this blog, I’ve written a post to celebrate my Dad and the many Dads I’ve admired over the years. I’ll share links to them in this post as a way to curate my posts on the topic. Take a look at all or any and enjoy.
Amidst the Deluge: Abundant Love for Father’s Day
On Father’s Day: The Gift of Wisdom
On Father’s Day: Memories of Love Lost & Found…
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices calling him father!” Lydia M. Child
My Dad passed away some years ago but his legacy, teachings and blessings continue to lift me up. For those folks who have not had the best relationship with their Dad, I’d encourage you to honor those who have supported and lifted you, and find the space in your heart to forgive your father. To move forward, we must learn to let go of the past and all its hurtful memories. We don’t have to forget but we must try to forgive.
“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.” Henry Ward Beecher
♥I send Happy Father’s Day wishes to all who have shared sacred space and stories with their kin.
♥I pay homage to Ochiagha, my beloved late father whose blessings, love and generous spirit continue to flow even in his absence.
♥I send warm heartfelt thanks to Rich, loving dad to A and A; an all-around good and loving soul.
♥I send loving shout-outs to Dike, Ikem, Richard I and Princewill, my brothers and loving fathers too.
♥I send kudos to Uncle Tony, Chuks, Pres Obama and all the strong, striving dads out there in the world.
♥I send thanks and gratitude, above all, to my Creator.
As we reflect on those who have guided us, please take a moment to send well wishes to those families who lost a loved one in the Orlando shootings. The horror of that event continues to haunt my spirit and dreams, and I have not been able to articulate a post that could even begin to address it. Give blood, hug your loved ones, let go of hate and prejudice… we are all human first. We all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Thank you.
Whether we choose to celebrate Father’s Day or not, take a moment to express gratitude to your loved ones, and to all who add sunshine to your life. Have a wonderful Father’s Day!
Positive Motivation Tip: Our parents help shape our lives and build our character. On Father’s Day honor yours.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection except father and child at sunset via Pixabay