Lesson’s from Dad


 As we take this day to acknowledge and thank our Fathers I would like to share just a small piece of my own Dad. The email above was sent to me from my Dad the fall of my Freshman year of college. His words to me that day were short and sweet but they resonated with me so much so that I printed them out, laminated them and hung them up for years to come.  I still have this piece of paper today, almost 16 years later!

I am so grateful my Dad took the time that day to type out for me what he thought would help me through my early days on my own.  I believe that one of the best lessons he has taught me is that reaching out to others and offering them me is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself. In helping others and walking with them through thier valley’s and peaks I can gain so much more than I feel I have to offer. 

We have to learn to step around our fears and allow ourselves to give what we have even when we don’t feel like it will be enough. I have witnessed him do this countless times and have watched him grow as a person each time he reaches out. I’m sure there are days where he feels like there is nothing he could possibly do to help another but he manages to push that aside and offer what he does have! If we wait until we feel ready enough, prepared enough, educated enough we will miss the opportunities that have been put in front of us.

  “…giving is one of our greatest joys. It’s also one of the most fearless and powerful gestures there is. When we trust that we live in an abundant universe and allow ourselves to give freely, we raise our frequency, strengthen our faith, and feel awesome, thereby putting ourselves in the flow and the position to receive abundant  amounts in return. When we’re in fear, we hold on to what we’ve got because we don’t trust that there’s more………….We live in a universe  of give and recieve, breathe and exhale, live and die, suck and awesome. Each side depends on the other, and each is relative to the other- every action has an equal and opposite reaction- so the more you give, the more you receive.”-Jen Sincero, You are a Badass how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

My Dad has played such an important part in who I am today.  He loves me for who I am, encourages me to pursue who I want to be, hugs me in my in all my moments, and always has the simple words I need to hear to keep me going. THANK YOU Dad for sharing your gifts with me even if you felt you had nothing to give! I THANK God daily for giving me the gift of you for my earthly father. 

“If you want to attract good things and feelings into your life, send awesomeness out to everyone around you“- Jen Sincero, You are a Badass how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

Here are just a few simple ways to spread awesome, because “if it is to be it is up to me”!

  • Give a smile, you never know just how much this can brighten a day
  • Open a door for a stranger
  • Give a better tip than usual
  • Offer to take a meal to someone who is having a bad week
  • Offer to walk with someone, even if its just during a work break.
  • Tell someone the kind things you’re thinking of them
  • Send a thank you note, it’s becoming a lost art to actually acknowledge and thank others!
  • Give up that  great parking spot and allow another to have the glory of finding it
  • High Five as often as possible!
  • Share yourself

” It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can 
sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson


One thought on “Lesson’s from Dad

  1. Kim: Your sentence “reaching out to others and offering them me is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself” inspired me. I like to help others. I decided to make 3 phone calls a day to people who are lonely, sick, older, going through some problems, etc. I so enjoyed my first 2 days of doing this. I have always known that when you give you get back 10 fold. Thank you for pointing out that one does have something to give, even me.


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