Dad fought the good fight. Whether our fathers lived up to our expectations or not, perhaps that is the best gift they can give us.
I have learned that forgiveness is a key to happiness. I must offer it to everyone in order to be free from resentments. This letting go of resentment has proven to be a touchstone of life.
We feel like giving in or giving up. But if we ask for help and get back up we will find that there are always resources enough to carry on.
“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” ~ Robert Francis Kennedy
Cheerful people leave a lasting impact. The joy, mirth and laughter that follow a cheerful soul bring gifts of optimism and a sort of sunrise to the spirit of others. We have a choice. We can be determined to be cheerful or we can be restrained, unremarkable and boring.
The work of healing cannot begin until we find it in our hearts to let go. Family is a gift presented to us by a loving God.