It is a sadness for me to know that most people walk through life consumed by the self, personal desire and want. Only a few can claim otherwise. In life so few are given the gift of people who are selfless and giving. These souls inspire our hearts, guide our dreams and mold our character. These people dwell in the sphere of superheroes. These are the role models, our support, our advisers; our rocks. These are our parents and teachers, our fathers and grandfathers. Today, I appreciate and remember my “dad.”
My father was a selfish man, and in many ways he still remains this way today. Though I have forgiven him and expressed my feelings to him, he has yet to change. As I grew up, my grandfather was my “dad.” He was the man who showed me how to live with compassion and dignity. He taught me that life was to be smiled at instead of frowned upon. He taught me that to live well, we must have both goals and dreams, and aspire to reach them both. Though he is no longer on this Earth, he exists forever in my heart and mind; his advice I will always carry along my journey.
We have these special days set aside for thankfulness and recognition such as Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. It seems a bit silly to me to have these respective days, for I believe that appreciation for our fathers and mothers should always be expressed, no matter the day of the year. It is a simple gesture to say thank you, or I love you, or to dial a friendly phone call just for a chat. We should remember that the moment when we depart is forever unknown, and appreciation must be given while we still have the time.
In the sphere of superheroes, we all have our own that we give the title of father, and today I say thank you for the 34 years that I was blessed to have a true “father.” in my life. We all should take the day to remember our fathers, and remember that the days to come should all hold the same appreciation. Happy Father’s day to all of you true Dads out there. Your children are your blessings, and you are theirs.