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“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare

Happy Father's Day: Love to all on #DadsDay !

Happy Father’s Day: Love to all on #DadsDay!

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

Happy Father's Day: Love to all on #DadsDay!

Happy Father’s Day: Love to all on #DadsDay!

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.

Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day…
Remembrance: Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day & International Yoga Day: 20 Things That Matter

More Below!
“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.” Henry Ward Beecher

Happy Father's Day: Love to all on #DadsDay !

Happy Father’s Day: Love to all on #DadsDay!

♥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!

Remembrance: Happy Father’s Day 2
Food Files: Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Motivation Mondays: Father’s Day #mondaymotivation

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

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




76 Comments leave one →
  1. 20/06/2016 12:21 am

    Hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day! <3

  2. mskathykenny permalink
    20/06/2016 12:43 am

    Father’s Day is lost on me since I didn’t have a good example for a Dad. My Mom is also my Dad since she was the one who really stepped up to the role.

  3. Dreammerin permalink
    20/06/2016 1:35 am

    “We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.” – very inspiring !!! It’s amazing! Thanks for posting! Have a nice new week!

  4. Megan Indoe permalink
    20/06/2016 1:53 am

    Beautiful words! I am so sorry that you’ve lost your father, but it’s great to hear you honor him on this day! Thanks for sharing!

  5. NAZMA IQBAL permalink
    20/06/2016 2:16 am

    Beautiful post.happy fathers day to all.we should always respect our parents

  6. Michele permalink
    20/06/2016 4:51 am

    My Dad passed away just before I turned 16–I remember his last words to me–he said all I can leave you is my good name. But oh–he left me so much more! He taught me through his actions to accept every person for themselves and to give of myself.

  7. Valerie Gray (@valmg) permalink
    20/06/2016 4:58 am

    My Dad is amazing and I am very lucky to have him. I hyphenated my name so that I show him honor every day.

  8. Liz Mays permalink
    20/06/2016 5:23 am

    I lost my dad years ago as well, but like you, his memories and what I’ve learned stay with me and comfort me.

  9. Rachel Mouton permalink
    20/06/2016 5:50 am

    What a great tribute to your dad and all dads <3 I never knew my father, as he passed away when my mother was pregnant with me. I still feel his presence though. In the little things that I do that remind those people who knew him of him 🙂

  10. Sarah Bailey permalink
    20/06/2016 6:32 am

    I hope you had a lovely Father’s Day – we are taking mine out when we can find 5 minutes where he isn’t busy! x

  11. Jenny permalink
    20/06/2016 7:29 am

    I hope you enjoyed your Father’s day! Ours was pretty laid back we had spent the day before with my family to celebrate.

  12. aimlessmoments (@AimlessMoments) permalink
    20/06/2016 8:33 am

    Happy Fathers Day to the dads in your life. Hope it was a nice weekend.

  13. Ana De Jesus permalink
    20/06/2016 8:57 am

    Aw sorry to hear about your father but I think it is great that you are honoring his legacy. I hope you had a good fathers day in his memory?

  14. BerryRipe permalink
    20/06/2016 8:59 am

    Happy father’s day, hope yours was great!

  15. Lucid Gypsy permalink
    20/06/2016 9:37 am

    My grandchildren have great fathers who I’m very proud of 🙂

  16. Elizabeth Gilbert permalink
    20/06/2016 2:14 pm

    Father’s Day is always unique for me as my Uncle raised me and not my Father. It’s truly a beautiful day to celebrate with those that raised you, not just those that gave you life.

  17. Lubka Henry permalink
    20/06/2016 11:39 am

    Very inspiring post and it’s so good that you cherish all the wisdom and knowledge you’ve received from your father.

  18. Neely (@Neelykins) permalink
    20/06/2016 1:07 pm

    So nice! I hope you had a great fathers day weekend celebrating!

  19. Liz Mays permalink
    20/06/2016 2:19 pm

    It’s definitely nice to have a reminder to thank the fathers in our lives. We had a nice Father’s Day.

  20. dcclark13 permalink
    20/06/2016 2:32 pm

    It’s wonderful how your Dad’s legacy lives on thru you and that he taught you so many things you still appreciate and cherish. What a wonderful read!

  21. Rosey permalink
    20/06/2016 5:50 pm

    Hear Hear. Hurrah that there is a day to celebrate the dads.

  22. emmyhaags permalink
    20/06/2016 6:50 pm

    So sorry to hear about you losing your dad years ago! This is a very special post 🙂 great job!

  23. Louisa Mercado (@2livelovelaugh5) permalink
    20/06/2016 7:13 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to all the loving and committed dads out there! It’s more than just being a father in name. It’s being there for all the stages of a child’s life.

  24. Jessica Ayun permalink
    20/06/2016 8:16 pm

    I love to read your enthusiastic words towards Father’s day despite losing your father some years ago. I tried to enlighten up the mood of one blogger as she’s in sorrow to her father’s death six years ago, by commenting on their photo, but it seems she did not like it. Anyway, I also lost my father seven years ago and I live every dayy, trying to keep his legacy. 🙂

  25. janella2016 permalink
    21/06/2016 4:15 am

    I hope you had a lovely fathers day!

  26. Nova permalink
    21/06/2016 4:10 am

    During father’s day I’ve always miss my father back in my hometown. I wish I am closer with them during this time of the year so I could spend time it with him. Enjoy your Father’s Day.

  27. Nicole Haas Etolen permalink
    21/06/2016 4:41 am

    So glad that had a special day to our beloved Fathers, to be thankful for those sacrifices and give them a honor of encouragement. Happy Father’s Day.!

  28. Cătălina-Iuliana Nini permalink
    21/06/2016 4:42 am

    We should always find time to express gratitude to our family and beloved ones. Great post ! 🙂

  29. Nicole Escat permalink
    21/06/2016 4:44 am

    I hope, everyone had a great celebration on Father’s Day. My family had a dinner and it was fun and we can considered it as a gathering.

  30. TheGracefulMist permalink
    21/06/2016 5:53 am

    Thank you for the encouragement and great advice. I agree that we should forgive even though it may be difficult to forget.

    ❀ With Love, Kathryn

  31. gingerfoxblogger permalink
    21/06/2016 7:19 am

    This is a great post! I hope you had a good fathers day!

  32. Nicole permalink
    21/06/2016 12:26 pm

    Happy father’s day too for your dad! We celebrate father’s day with my hubby at a mall nearby our place.

  33. Dina Demarest (@dinade) permalink
    21/06/2016 4:38 pm

    you also never know you’re an adult until you lose your parents. My dad celebrated in heaven. I celebrated him anyway and we had a great day.

  34. toughcookiemommy permalink
    21/06/2016 7:55 pm

    I agree with you, we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. That is key when maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.

  35. KiaNaturally permalink
    22/06/2016 2:44 am

    I love this message of positivity and love. I agree that we should do our best to try and forgive and honor our father.

  36. The Walking Map permalink
    22/06/2016 3:15 am

    Congratulations on getting published on FRESHLY PRESSED!

  37. Marielle Altenor permalink
    22/06/2016 9:58 am

    The hubby enjoyed this special day very much. He got to soak up in the sun and jump in the pool with his babies. Such a happy blessed day.

  38. Happily Simple Mama (@simplemama2013) permalink
    22/06/2016 5:49 pm

    Beautifully written! Sometimes though it is difficult for people to express their feelings for a parent, especially if they have had negative experiences.

  39. Dawn gibson-thigpen permalink
    22/06/2016 10:37 pm

    love this post thanks so much for sharing.

  40. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    23/06/2016 6:50 am

    Father’s Day makes me VERY thankful for my dad, and very sensitive to others who may not have had such great ones!

  41. Nicole Escat permalink
    23/06/2016 11:35 am

    We have enjoyed it, my hubby loved the way we celebrate! Thanks for your thoughts!

  42. sensubhadrika permalink
    24/06/2016 4:59 am

    That is such a lovely post. I enjoyed reading it. But since I was a child I have never celebrated any particular day for mum and dad. I believe everyday is theirs day.

  43. WhatLauraLoves permalink
    24/06/2016 9:14 am

    Aw I hope you had a lovely fathers day. My dad was working all day 🙁 xxx

  44. Karla Pitzen permalink
    25/06/2016 12:24 pm

    I am grateful for my awesome Dad. I couldn’t imagine a better one.

  45. Dreammerin permalink
    01/07/2016 5:10 am

    Such an amazing quote by Henry Ward Beecher. This website is very inspirational. We can find here everyday motivation.

  46. Annie permalink
    01/07/2016 7:34 am

    I’m sorry to hear/read about your father. But I’m glad what he gave you still helps you in life.

  47. Ana De Jesus permalink
    01/07/2016 2:29 pm

    Sorry to hear about your father hun, I hope you are ok, dads are great aren’t they?

  48. Liz Mays permalink
    01/07/2016 4:22 pm

    This is so sweet. I think it’s important to celebrate the fathers in our lives. I know mine taught me a lot.

  49. Kage permalink
    02/07/2016 2:58 am

    What a lovely post, I think Dads need more love and respect in this cruel world of ours and I believe your post will help show others the way.

  50. DavidTofie permalink
    02/07/2016 11:50 am

    I love international days of something that’s very special for us. We should be grateful for everyone and everything every day 🙂

  51. eloise25 permalink
    03/07/2016 11:22 am

    I have a dad and stepdad which I’m grateful to have! sorry to hear about the passing of yours, but he will always be there for you in spirit!

  52. Kusum permalink
    03/07/2016 8:45 am

    Dad’s truly are our real life heroes. Sorry to hear about your dad, glad to know that he is always alive through his legacy.
    xx, Kusum |

  53. Jennifer L. } Modern Chic permalink
    03/07/2016 4:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, inspiring words. My father is truly my best friend and I thank God for him each and every day.

  54. Cătălina-Iuliana Nini permalink
    04/07/2016 4:26 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad 🙁 but I`m glad you found the strength to keep his memory alive.

  55. SunDragonLady (@sundragon_lady) permalink
    05/07/2016 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful post. I agree that we must forgive all however we must never forget but still move on and live our own lives for ourselves. Great post

  56. Kate O'Malley permalink
    06/07/2016 12:19 am

    It’s wonderful to celebrate our Dad’s day! I also don’t know where I’ll be without my dad.

  57. SofarsoSabine permalink
    10/07/2016 1:10 am

    So good to stop and think about your dad with Father’s Day.

  58. Celeste Sundragonlady permalink
    10/07/2016 7:21 am

    Great post on remembering and cherishing or parents (esp. Father’s). It is our jobs to love them in return for them loving us enough to be born. Great post.

  59. Aditinona permalink
    11/06/2021 4:07 am

    This post is so awesome, I got some fab quotes for my father’s day card, thanks for sharing

  60. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    11/06/2021 4:30 am

    I admire my father for all the hard works he have done to get us a better education , which would eventually land us a good paying job and become better father myself. Too bad, he has gone too soon. Happy birthday, my Papang.

  61. Meera permalink
    11/06/2021 6:02 am

    I miss my dad. Happy father’s day to all!

  62. kidneyfornikki permalink
    11/06/2021 6:16 am

    Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and other father figures out there. YOu are important to your families and friends!

  63. amalateesside permalink
    12/06/2021 4:10 am

    I recently lost my dad, so this fathers day will be my 1st without him. It’ll be tough and spent remembering him 🙂

  64. kidneyfornikki permalink
    12/06/2021 8:27 am

    My father was great — I was always considered a Daddy’s girl even as a child! I hope all fathers enjooy the day!

  65. Nkem permalink
    12/06/2021 11:34 am

    Fathers play an important role and should be celebrated!

  66. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    12/06/2021 1:50 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to all & I miss my papa at heaven so much, this is my 2nd year celebrate father’s day without my papa with me

  67. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    12/06/2021 6:48 pm

    This is the time of the year that makes me sad. Missing the best person I had.

  68. Crickette, The Things I Have to Say permalink
    12/06/2021 8:31 pm

    My father is no longer with us too. He died about 5 years ago, but he is still and will forever be alive in our hearts. My father was special. He wasn’t perfect, but he was an amazing man. He doesn’t deserve just one day. 🙂

  69. aisasami permalink
    12/06/2021 11:45 pm

    Happy Father’s Day! It is a special time to remember our fathes and those male figures in our lives that support, care, and inspire us!

  70. pacioalita9 permalink
    13/06/2021 2:42 am

    Happy fathers day to all dads out there. You are our superheroes

  71. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    13/06/2021 3:13 am

    I wish my dad was here so I could celebrate with him, but I will keep him in my heart as I celebrate my fiancé.

  72. Candle Lockett permalink
    13/06/2021 11:06 am

    Dads are a blessing. I miss my dad so much while he was here I was honored to learn so many lessons and get opportunities that are priceless. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

  73. Fransic verso permalink
    14/06/2021 1:22 pm

    That’s awesome your father left a good legacy. We always grateful for our parents.


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