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“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” ~Anon

Motivation Mondays: Our Father's Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father’s Day

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ Michael Jordan
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. Wade Boggs

Happy Father’s Day: Over the years, I’ve shared memories of my own father and how much I cherished his presence in my life and, after his death, his absence in my life. Today, I want to share some poems and later share some thoughts on the subject. As Father’s Day approaches, on June 17, I am sure you have your own memories to share. How would you like to honor your Dad? What do you treasure about your relationship? What remains unresolved?
READ: Amidst the Deluge: Abundant Love for Father’s Day 2009
On Father’s Day: The Gift of Wisdom 2010
On Father’s Day: Memories of Love Lost & Found… 2011

 

Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father's Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father’s Day

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices calling him father! Lydia M. Child
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Rumi

Waiting for Loved Ones: Some of the memories I hold dear are of waiting for my Dad to return from one of his business trips abroad. Teitman’s poem below reminds me of how often we waited for him to return from another country. My anticipation had as much to do with seeing him as it did receiving a gift from some far flung place he visited on his journey. He didn’t disappoint; he’d bring us clothes, shoes or treats and, on one occasion, I got a beautiful watch with a red leather strap. All his gifts were treasured, enjoyed and parceled away in our brains, surfacing at odd moments to remind us of him. The greater gift was his wisdom, filled pithy words of advice that seeped like precious oil through our brains and into our lives… For that, I thank you Dad… and like Bogle’s poem affirms at the end, I’m glad you were mine.

READ: Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day… 2012
Remembrance: Happy Father’s Day 2014
Happy Father’s Day & International Yoga Day: 20 Things That Matter 2015

 

Father’s Day By Mary Frances Bogle
Over the years
As we grow old,
We remember our father
So brave and bold.

In the garden,
Leaning on the plow,
He would listen to me;
I see him now.

He would give advice
And understand;
He was always there
To lend a hand.

God made fathers
Strong and firm,
For he knew our lives
Would have great concerns.

So he gave us fathers
To teach us to pray,
And guide our lives,
And show us the way.

So on his day
Let’s take the time
To say “Thanks, dad.
I’m glad you’re mine.”

 

 

Another Country by Ryan Teitman
The days unfold
like maps. Fresh dirt
in the garden, black
as cake, grows warm.

The roses perform
a silent recital,
each playing its part
from memory. I wait

for my father the way
men wait for a train.
I wait for my father
the way a dancer

waits for music.
My mother is a curtain
in the window.
She calls me in

to fit my shadow
for a suit. I keep still
as she pinches the tape
around its wrist.

Around her neck
my mother’s pearls
clink like teeth.
Your shadow grows

faster than you do,
she says. She says
that waiting is
a kind of dancing.

At night I dance
with the stillness.
My blood waits
behind my chest

like a man behind
a locked door.
My father waits
in another country.

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for APR 2018/MAY 2018 are:

MAY

05/06   –  01 May Day, 03, National Day of Prayer, 03 World Press Freedom Day, 04 Star Wars, 05 Cinco De Mayo
05/13  –  13 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY,  16 Ramadan starts, 19 Armed Forces Day,
05/20  –   20 Pentecost Day,  23 World Turtle Day, 24 National Brother Day
05/27  –   28 Memorial Day,  30 World MS Day,  31 World No Tobacco Day

JUNE

06/03   –  05 World Environment  Day, 06, D Day, 08 National Best Friend Day,
06/10   –  13 St Anthony,  15 Eid al-Fitr,
06/17  –   17 Father’s Day, 18 Int’l. Picnic Day, MTV Movie Awards 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 Summer Solstice, Int’l. Yoga Day, World Music Day
06/24   –  24 St John the Baptist, 26 Day against Drug Abuse/Illicit Trafficking

 

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“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. ” Victor Hugo

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father's Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father’s Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father's Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Father’s Day

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. Sidney Poitier
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. Naveen Jain

 

Every year, I include this invocation as a way of celebrating the great men/Dads I know. We all know a few, and I invite you to celebrate them by creating your own invocation. It is never too late to thank the guys who keep up their side of parenting by doing a bit or a lot more than societal expectations of men’s roles. So, I thank them all…
♥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, Barack Obama and all the strong, striving dads out there in the world.

READ: Motivation Mondays: Father’s Day #mondaymotivation 2016
Happy Father’s Day: Love to all #DadsDay! 2016
Motivation Mondays: Father’s Day Matters 2017

my father moved through dooms of love by E. E. Cummings

my father moved through dooms of love
through sames of am through haves of give,
singing each morning out of each night
my father moved through depths of height

this motionless forgetful where
turned at his glance to shining here;
that if (so timid air is firm)
under his eyes would stir and squirm

newly as from unburied which
floats the first who, his april touch
drove sleeping selves to swarm their fates
woke dreamers to their ghostly roots

and should some why completely weep
my father’s fingers brought her sleep:
vainly no smallest voice might cry
for he could feel the mountains grow.

Lifting the valleys of the sea
my father moved through griefs of joy;
praising a forehead called the moon
singing desire into begin

joy was his song and joy so pure
a heart of star by him could steer
and pure so now and now so yes
the wrists of twilight would rejoice

keen as midsummer’s keen beyond
conceiving mind of sun will stand,
so strictly (over utmost him
so hugely) stood my father’s dream

his flesh was flesh his blood was blood:
no hungry man but wished him food;
no cripple wouldn’t creep one mile
uphill to only see him smile.

Scorning the Pomp of must and shall
my father moved through dooms of feel;
his anger was as right as rain
his pity was as green as grain

septembering arms of year extend
less humbly wealth to foe and friend
than he to foolish and to wise
offered immeasurable is

proudly and (by octobering flame
beckoned) as earth will downward climb,
so naked for immortal work
his shoulders marched against the dark

his sorrow was as true as bread:
no liar looked him in the head;
if every friend became his foe
he’d laugh and build a world with snow.

My father moved through theys of we,
singing each new leaf out of each tree
(and every child was sure that spring
danced when she heard my father sing)

then let men kill which cannot share,
let blood and flesh be mud and mire,
scheming imagine, passion willed,
freedom a drug that’s bought and sold

giving to steal and cruel kind,
a heart to fear, to doubt a mind,
to differ a disease of same,
conform the pinnacle of am

though dull were all we taste as bright,
bitter all utterly things sweet,
maggoty minus and dumb death
all we inherit, all bequeath

and nothing quite so least as truth
—i say though hate were why men breathe—
because my Father lived his soul
love is the whole and more than all

 

Have a happy, peaceful and productive week ahead!

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Until Next Time…
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  1. Blair Villanueva permalink
    11/06/2018 10:11 pm

    My father is my first love, my first prince charming, and my knight in shining armour! It is difficult to find someone like him, but now I am happy that I did… but my father wasn’t complete smiling coz, it means there is another man in his baby girl’s eyes.

  2. Holly Lasha permalink
    11/06/2018 10:16 pm

    You have such a great perspective. Love this. Thank you for the encouraging words….it really made me think.

  3. Gladys Parker permalink
    11/06/2018 11:30 pm

    My father was a very hard working man that always made sure his family was taken care of, We knew he loved us, we just knew. Due to the abuses he took from his father which was an alcoholic he would act out in a deep rage (only a few times in his life) and I was always at the end of his leather and buckle. We started working through that as he found out he had cancer. I’m alright without him telling me why because I found out many things that happened to him that no child or teen should go through. I’m sure that was the demon behind those rages. I’m just sorry he never was able to get help to deal with it.

  4. rsudhamurugan permalink
    11/06/2018 11:40 pm

    The blog content is good. Amazing pictures. Great Job. Keep it up

  5. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty permalink
    12/06/2018 1:40 am

    All of these poems are simpy beautiful, thank you for sharing them. Me and my dad often clash but I think its because we can be so similar but I love him dearly. I’m sorry for the loss of your father but I am glad you have so many wonderful memories <3

  6. Gadget.A permalink
    12/06/2018 2:10 am

    Very emotional post..This post shows how much you love your father.

  7. Karla permalink
    12/06/2018 3:29 am

    Very inspiring post.. I’m a daddy’s girl and we both share the same interest in life. I am very lucky to have a great father growing up! I really treasure those times when my father comes home from months of working in a far place. When he’s home, and we’re eating dinner together, he always gives me a bigger piece of meat, and I felt so important at that time.

  8. azzamap permalink
    12/06/2018 8:48 am

    love how you listed everything.

  9. Jojo Hua permalink
    12/06/2018 9:09 am

    Ahhh, this a beautiful tribute for Father’s Day. Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and I’m planning to cook a home-cooked meal for my dad and family 🙂

  10. Misty permalink
    12/06/2018 9:34 am

    Make me think about my dad. He passed away right before Thanksgiving. It’s going to be a tough year.

  11. 12/06/2018 11:58 am

    I’ve always love that Dylan Thomas poem. Father’s Day is always a hard time for me, my father passed away a few years ago and it just hasn’t been the same.

  12. Ann F. Snook-Moreau permalink
    12/06/2018 12:00 pm

    I love that you celebrate and honor all the dads you know on Fathers Day. I am so fortunate to have mine still with us . . . he’s the best!

  13. tenzendude permalink
    12/06/2018 11:30 am

    We share some similar childhood memories as my father traveled on the road for a living as well and wouldn’t reward of patience every Friday night with a variety of treats.

  14. Lisa Rios permalink
    12/06/2018 12:39 pm

    Fathers are very important! They are such a blessing considering all the children who nowadays grow up without one.

  15. Daisy permalink
    12/06/2018 2:31 pm

    I’m so excited to be going to spend Fathers Day with my dad…. I lost my Stepdad 3 years ago and he is still missed so much….

  16. Emily permalink
    12/06/2018 2:46 pm

    These are really beautiful poems! I’ll have to share some of these with my dad on Sunday.

  17. Adventures Abroad permalink
    12/06/2018 3:11 pm

    I can’t imagine how tough it is losing a parent, especially on days such as mother’s day & father’s day.. but it’s very nice and special that you honor him!

  18. Tawnya permalink
    12/06/2018 3:38 pm

    I can really relate to your stories. My dad traveled for work as well, and I can remember waiting for him at the gate (pre-911). It was really hard when he was gone, and I remember he would always bring my sister and I a gift. Now he’s sick and I just hope to spend as much time with him as I can.

  19. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    12/06/2018 5:12 pm

    This is such a beautiful reminder! I love my dad very much and grateful for all the guidance and moral support that was entrusted to me. Without my dad, there could be no me! I want to cherish him always!

  20. Priscilla permalink
    12/06/2018 6:35 pm

    what a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your memories of your father with us. I grew up not knowing my father but watching my husband be a father to our children fills my heart with joy. reading posts like this help me remember that my husband is giving my children the greatest gift of all!

  21. thebusyboymama permalink
    12/06/2018 9:13 pm

    So many things left unresolved with my dad! I was such a shitty daughter but trying now that I have kids of my own. Thanks for reminding me to step it up this year!

  22. Geraline Batarra permalink
    12/06/2018 10:26 pm

    Awesome Poems to all the fathers out there. It’s very nice to honor our father. This will boost their son/daughter to love their fathers.

  23. Sam permalink
    12/06/2018 9:41 pm

    These are really great poems & quotes to honor dads. Your invocations are really nice & thoughtful! I’m looking forward to spending time with my dad on Sunday. ☺️

  24. Geraline Batarra permalink
    13/06/2018 2:23 am

    This is such a wonderful post remember how great our father is so dear to me and I am so thankful to God that my father is still here with me having a chance to celebrate this special day with him together with my mother and siblings. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  25. Vasundhra permalink
    13/06/2018 4:04 am

    I also waited eagerly for my dad to return from his business trips when I was a kid. It was so exciting to receive the gifts that he brought for us. He still does it and I am still the same little kid waiting for my gifts!

  26. cleverlychanging permalink
    13/06/2018 5:47 am

    I love the words and the movement within poetry. I am happy to see you included the words of “My father moved through dooms of love” by E. E. Cummings. Your words are very encouraging.

  27. iya - louisa permalink
    13/06/2018 5:09 am

    I love this post so much! I cant wait to celebrate fathers day with my dad and then my grandad later one.

  28. Nicole permalink
    13/06/2018 5:20 am

    What a great and aptly timed post to honor fathers. This Father’s Day is bittersweet for me, as my dad is leaving a moving across the country the following week. While it’s not goodbye forever, it’s difficult to process. He’s never been farther than a quick hours drive my entire life. It’ll definitely be different, but I’m excited for his adventures.

  29. StephJ permalink
    13/06/2018 5:49 am

    As always I love your post! Such beautiful poems to all dads out there!

  30. Alison Rost permalink
    13/06/2018 7:59 am

    Fathers are amazing and they definitely deserve a day to be recognized for their efforts and sacrifices to give their families a good life. I love that this post is all about honoring fathers. I feel like they’re often overshadowed.

  31. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    13/06/2018 8:14 am

    My father always tells me, ” Baby, do everything without regrets and do it once.” He’s a great pillar of advice in my life and I celebrate him for that. Just like we celebrate all fathers out there! Cheers!

  32. London Mumma permalink
    13/06/2018 9:08 am

    My father and grandfather are the best men that I know, both honest, respectable and funny too, we should cherish our fathers.

  33. Laura Dove permalink
    13/06/2018 9:42 am

    What a lovely way to honour Fathers Day! Fathers are so special and it’s important that we recognise that. Great post!

  34. ninalehan21 permalink
    13/06/2018 10:32 am

    i do love your writing style 🙂 we should definitely cherish all memories and presence of our fathers. thank you for sharing the heart-touching poetry

  35. Ayana Nell permalink
    13/06/2018 11:11 am

    Your father sounds like he was a great man! Dads are such important figures in our lives, that often get taken for granted! Great reminder to cherish my dad while I have him.

  36. jeanwaren permalink
    13/06/2018 12:54 pm

    Awww.. Those quotes and poems are really inspiring. My mom and dad separated when I was 2, but my dad always made time and would always visit us during important events. We were achievers and he always want to be the one to put our medals!

  37. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    13/06/2018 12:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s important to remember loved ones that have passed especially those that have made an impact on our lives.

  38. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) permalink
    13/06/2018 5:58 pm

    With Father’s day around the corner, I’m reminded already how much I miss my dad. He’s still alive, but lives far enough that I don’t see him often. So much love in this post, and so touching!

  39. Cindy Scaramuzza permalink
    13/06/2018 7:54 pm

    Wow these are some great poems and quotes! I never heard of most of them Mary Boyles O truly liked. I am sure your father would be proud to know how much you love him and remember him each day!

  40. Rachelle Willgren permalink
    13/06/2018 8:40 pm

    I absolutely LOVE that “Fathers Day” poem! This whole post is great. I’m glad my dad lives nearby and I get to see him regularly.

  41. Sara Welch permalink
    13/06/2018 9:30 pm

    My father was such an inspiring man. He left this world too soon; he had so much wisdom to offer.

  42. simpleindianmom permalink
    14/06/2018 4:54 am

    Fathers being a special human creatures needs a day to celebrate. I loved your post content very much. Great going keep it up

  43. Minakshi Bajpai permalink
    14/06/2018 7:43 am

    That’s a lovely post. keep up the good work. Nice blog I must say

  44. Holly permalink
    14/06/2018 8:51 am

    Father’s day is a great time to celebrate dads. Mine is a constant who has always been there for me. Grateful for him.

  45. janna permalink
    14/06/2018 1:10 pm

    I’ll be out of the country for Father’s Day but I plan to call. Father’s are so special, I’m definitely a daddy’s girl!

  46. Tamala Baldwin permalink
    14/06/2018 1:15 pm

    This is such a beautiful way to honor our fathers. Thank you for sharing these incredibly beautiful poems. I also appreciate you sharing the love you and your father shared. Priceless and eternal love.

  47. Nicole permalink
    14/06/2018 2:06 pm

    Father’s Day is always a bittersweet day for those who don’t have their father’s here anymore. The poems that you chose are very inspirational and bautiful. It’s great that you can honor him and his memory on this day. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Amy-Lynn Vautour permalink
    14/06/2018 5:06 pm

    Beautiful sentiments as always. “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland —- I love that. That’s how I feel about my mom. And damn she did a good job showing me how to live if I took as much away from her as I did in her short time on Earth.

  49. Tonya Michelle permalink
    14/06/2018 7:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing your love of Father’s Day with us! It’s a very special day. <3

  50. Kate Andrews permalink
    14/06/2018 7:19 pm

    I didn’t grow up with a dad but I had some great male role models. And now my husband is a great dad to our furbabies!

  51. Sayanti | bingeonbasics.com permalink
    14/06/2018 9:47 pm

    This post is so well written. I love the part where it is said that “He did not tell me how to live”. This is so true and my father keeps doing the same thing. Happy Father’s Day 🙂

  52. Chast permalink
    14/06/2018 11:43 pm

    It’s seems like your Dad taught you well and reassured you that you can do and be anything. That’s awesome! Keep his memory alive and continue living in that motto. And yes anyone can be a Father but it takes a man to be a Dad. And that title holds the cards for a lifetime to a child.

  53. Gadget.A permalink
    14/06/2018 11:08 pm

    This post shows how much you love your father..As everyone says Father loves her daughter more than his son & viceversa..

  54. Amanda permalink
    15/06/2018 6:54 am

    To share such personal and lovely memories must be hard. I love these poems. I am sure your dad is smiling down on you today!

  55. Heather permalink
    15/06/2018 8:30 am

    These are so beautiful. I was never close to my dad, but I always wish I’d had that relationship.

  56. Sue-Tanya McHorgh permalink
    15/06/2018 7:31 am

    I have such a great bond with my dad. I am am glad to have him in my life. You shared some really nice poems that highlights and honours the good fathers out there. Awesome post.

  57. Karla permalink
    15/06/2018 9:25 am

    Perfect timing for this. Fathers are so important and I’m glad my kids have a great one.

  58. Lauren Ashley permalink
    15/06/2018 9:38 am

    Father’s Day is a special Day to celebrate and give tribute to our father. I am badly missing my dad.

  59. Nailil permalink
    15/06/2018 8:47 am

    I can’t believe it’s already Father’s Day. This year is just flying by.

    Nailil

  60. AlwaysCarryOn.com permalink
    15/06/2018 9:10 am

    I love that we have mothers day and fathers day to honour our parents (and grandparents) – I have bought my dad a special cards this year, and can’t wait to see his face when he opens it x

  61. Esme Sy permalink
    15/06/2018 10:48 am

    This Father’s Day, I’m planning to celebrate it a bit differently than what I usually do for both this and Mother’s Day. A friend invited me to hand out cards and assorted men’s items to passer by’s. I don’t know how it works but I like the idea!

  62. Lexie Lane permalink
    15/06/2018 12:07 pm

    Thank you for these lovely poems. My dad has definitely affected me in so many ways and sometimes no matter how angry I get, I can’t help but also just think of his goodness all around.

  63. Nati permalink
    15/06/2018 12:52 pm

    Reading this post was delightful, your words, the poems you chose and the quotes, they all make me think of my dad, who I don’t spend time with often because of the distance and who I miss so much.

  64. amandahrosson permalink
    15/06/2018 2:02 pm

    As a total daddy’s girl, I’ve made so many wonderful memories with my dad. I’m probably closer to him than anyone else in my life. We don’t always agree, but I’ve always appreciated his presence and support in my life.

  65. lexieanimetravel permalink
    15/06/2018 3:31 pm

    Happy Father’s day to all the fathers in the world. They are truly an inspiration to their children. I just remembered how my dad inspire me a lot when I was in high school. For the question of how will I honor my dad, I guess it’s simple I’ll give him the love that he should receive from his child.

  66. Brianna Nicole permalink
    15/06/2018 5:37 pm

    Happy Father’s Day!

  67. Katie Kinsley permalink
    15/06/2018 6:11 pm

    I don’t get to hang out with my dad this father’s day, but I do plan on calling him. I also sent a card to let him know I’m thinking about him.

  68. Evelyn Lo Foreman permalink
    15/06/2018 9:27 pm

    I love the poems you shared this week! Will take some time to be with them as I remember and honor my father. Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence

  69. Deb B. permalink
    15/06/2018 11:21 pm

    What a moving post. These poems made me tear up, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your most treasured moments with your dad. What an incredible and wise soul.

  70. Preet@thevelvetlife permalink
    16/06/2018 9:34 am

    What an amazing post in honor of the Father’s Day! I really like all the quotations and the poem is so beautiful!

  71. TravelTips permalink
    16/06/2018 11:20 am

    nice that you make think a lot while reading your words and quotes. It’s not a simple reading.

  72. Omar Omran (@BunchOfWisdom) permalink
    16/06/2018 11:22 am

    The poems are very powerful!

    It’s obvious how much you loved your dad and how he loved you, especially when he always got you something whenever he went somewhere. That was inspiring to me to be a good dad one day; I hope my child sees me the same way.

    May this good man rest in peace.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      20/10/2018 5:30 pm

      Amen and May you be blessed

  73. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    16/06/2018 1:24 pm

    Showing us how to live rather than merely telling us is so much better. By showing us in positive actions it enables us to be better and to help teach others including our own children.

  74. lucicoo permalink
    16/06/2018 1:36 pm

    The things that I forever treasure is my sense of humor that I got from him. Also my eye for photography.

  75. ktmommyscene permalink
    16/06/2018 2:50 pm

    Dads are so important! Father’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate dad, remember family memories and mark the day by doing something special.

  76. patwagne permalink
    16/06/2018 5:10 pm

    Fathers greatly influence their children for better or worse. It’s an incredible responsibility to be a great dad.

  77. Pujarini Mitra permalink
    16/06/2018 10:59 pm

    Reading your post made me emotional. Dads are truly heroes. My dad has been my rock and I have a very special bond with him. I loved reading through the quotes and poems.

  78. Corina permalink
    17/06/2018 3:18 am

    Unfortunately I didn’t have the benefit of my father’s guidance and I realize that’s something I’ve missed on and I’ll never get this chance in my life, and therefore I know very well how important it really is!

  79. Aditi permalink
    17/06/2018 4:32 am

    What a fabulous quote “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Leading by example is the one thing all parents must work towards.

  80. twinspirational permalink
    17/06/2018 11:09 am

    Happy Father’s Day. Love these quotes. We are celebrating tonight with our dad.

  81. Ashley permalink
    17/06/2018 2:50 pm

    You have some great poems and quotes in regards to Father’s Day! It’s essential that we celebrate the father’s out there and let them know how appreciated we are!

  82. Emily Leary permalink
    18/06/2018 2:27 am

    My maternal granddad was a father figure to me and my 3 siblings and he was a huge influence in our lives, and even though he is no longer with us his wise words and acts of kindness are always remembered!

  83. cleverlychanging permalink
    18/06/2018 6:39 am

    I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing my own father, but even without knowing him personally, I know that I take after him in some ways. Genetics has it way regardless of how you choose. The poem I like the most was Father’s Day By Mary Frances Bogle.

  84. Preet permalink
    18/06/2018 6:45 am

    Happy Ftaher’s Day to all Dads ou there. It is a best day to celebrate your sacrifices for your family. It si also a great day to pay tribute to them.

  85. Andrea Warren (@WaldorfFries) permalink
    18/06/2018 6:23 am

    Such a beautiful post. Thank you for all the reminders. Father’s are so incredibly important especially the Father of ALL of US. God Bless

  86. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    18/06/2018 6:28 am

    Such a lovely post honoring your father. The quotes are beautiful as well, totally loved reading the poem by Cummings.

  87. Pooja permalink
    18/06/2018 7:17 am

    What a great tribute to fathers. I really appreciate your efforts. We often forget to thank our dads for their love and support but this a great reminder for us all. Thank you for starting this!

  88. Amber permalink
    18/06/2018 5:26 pm

    I loved reading about the memories of your father. It’s a wonderful way to honor fathers day! I cherish the memories I have of my father.

  89. Tamala Baldwin permalink
    18/06/2018 5:27 pm

    Since you took the time to write such a special post to salute all of the fathers out there, how did you end up spending the day? I hope it was peaceful and full of love.

  90. jan@super.sk permalink
    18/06/2018 11:09 pm

    Another of your motivations mondays … and I love it again!

  91. Clare permalink
    19/06/2018 4:23 am

    I have a great relationship with my dad. It has its ups and downs, but he’s a very special part of my life and I’m very lucky to have him!

  92. tanviidotcom permalink
    19/06/2018 4:47 am

    As a woman, I believe having a supportive and loving father made all the difference to my upbringing. I also know I was one of the lucky ones in my country. Some of these poems are quite interesting. I had not read any of them before.

  93. devdebabrata permalink
    20/06/2018 3:35 am

    Wow! You write really well, inspiring & motivational to the core. wil be following your blog regularly for more motivations.

  94. Corina permalink
    30/06/2018 1:24 am

    I always missed the guiding hand of my a father on my shoulder but I’m very happy for those who enjoy this benefit!

  95. Adventuresfrugalmom (@MMGMOM3) permalink
    03/08/2018 9:05 pm

    That Dylan Thomas poem is one of my favorite. What a touching tribute to your dad and father’s everywhere.

  96. DrKLeeBanks permalink
    10/09/2018 4:52 am

    I certainly miss my Dad on Father’s Day (and every day in between) when so many around me celebrate with their fathers. I lost my Dad on September 2, 2002, due to lymphoma. He was an amazing father and role model. I always write a commemorative post on Facebook every Father’s Day, and share a blog post in his memory. One of my blogs, Words of Encouragement, is actually dedicated to him.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      20/10/2018 5:27 pm

      I’m so sorry about your loss. Our Dads hold special places in our hearts and for that I am grateful

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