Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great Fathers

I love because it makes everything better for everyone.
I choose to forgive all hurts and mistakes to free myself.
I let go easily and quickly return to love and peace.
I no longer hurt myself with leftover regret and resentment.

Let’s Love All Fathers!

Great Fathers make no assumptions, keep agreements, take nothing personally, do their best.
Imperfect fathers neglect to listen, forget things, get hurt and angry, and get lazy sometimes.
Everyone is learning and growing, healing and becoming more aware.
Love all Fathers!

They may not know what they are doing.
They may not make the best choices.
They may not always give you what you want.
They are people who deserve our love and respect.

Forgive them.
Love them.
Honor them.
Appreciate them.

When anyone disappoints you, love them anyway.
When anyone hurts your feelings, forgive them anyway,
When anyone is not there for you, love them anyway.
When you learn to love no matter what, you will feel whole.

Everyone is healing their past.
Everyone is doing the best they know.
Everyone is trying to survive or grow.
Everyone deserves our forgiveness for what they do not know and appreciation for trying to be better.

Some of you have great fathers, step fathers, grandfathers or surrogate fathers.
Love and appreciate them, by letting them know.
Some of you have unhappy, neglectful, fearful and angry fathers.
Forgive their ignorance and their failures and learn to send love, peace, blessings and wisdom.

Everyone deserves the best we have.
We need to stop making assumptions and love them anyway.
Everyone needs to feel loved, especially if they have not been well loved.
We need to show them our love and share with them our appreciation and good wishes.

The men home from war with deep unhealed trauma and pain deserve  our love.
The addicted and wounded men who have never had kindness and comfort deserve our help.
The productive and unemotional men who just know how to work and watch sports deserve gratitude.
The angry men who don’t know how to love and care for themselves and others need our care.

We know fathers who try and cry when they don’t understand why they are not enough.
We know fathers who are never really heard and hurt inside because they feel used.
We know fathers who are alone and don’t have anyone to say thank you or get a hug.
We know fathers who just do what they are expected to do and still need us to care.

Take time to make a call or write a note, or give a hug with “Thank You, Dad”

Do It Anyway by Kent M. Keith

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.  
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.  
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.  

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  
Do good anyway.  

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  
It was never between you and them anyway.