A Salute to Dads!

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In honor of Father’s Day this coming weekend, I want to give a shout-out to all of the dads, stepdads, foster dads, and granddads out there who’ve done their best to inspire, raise and love the kids in their lives.

Father’s Day reminds me of a Mark Twain quote that I love: “When I was 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” It makes us laugh, but it also makes us think about all of the moments growing up when we may not have realized the influence our dads had in our lives, our futures, and the way we would eventually build our relationships into adulthood. There are many lessons learned at their hands and from their hearts. If you’re fortunate enough to still have your dad in your life – celebrate him all week long. He will surely appreciate it!

Have an amazing week!

Something to Think About
No matter how you celebrate, the most important thing is that you are taking time to pay tribute to your dad, or that person who has been like a dad to you.

Weekly Activity
Honor the dads in your sphere of influence by sending out a sincere and joyful message to them this week via social media and either a note or email.

Words of Wisdom
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. – Unknown

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family. – Reed Markham

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song. – Pam Brown

Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, and a friend. –  Robert L. Backman

He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime. – George Saunders

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