Fathers + Daughters // This past weekend was a total whirlwind, and I loved every second of it 💗. This was my dad’s retirement party weekend, and he had no idea Jonas and I were coming — it was a total surprise! I was looking forward to this for a long time!
Saturday night was a casual party with 40 friends and colleagues of my dad, 15 of whom had flown in from around the US to celebrate him. The featured entertainment was a roast of my father, which was hilarious and that he loved. My dad has the best sense of humor, and loves jokes and pranks!
Sunday was a formal sit down dinner hosted by his company for 75 guests, followed by a resolution of recognition passed by the company board at their annual meeting on Monday morning. My dad is beloved and brilliant, and like many uber-smart people his hair can be messy or style of dressing a little << different >>, which he was teased for all weekend. (I wonder where I get it from...) At the annual meeting, when his family was introduced, we all stood up, took off our coats, and showed the puffy/fleece vests we were all wearing! 🤣 My dad is well known for always wearing a vest, and we got claps and laughs!
This weekend was a celebration of my father, and I am so proud of him, of my mother, and of getting the privilege of being their daughter.
My dad is a successful businessman, a risk taker, a deeply compassionate human, a jokester, and a man of integrity and wisdom. He always does the right thing, because its the right thing. He is hard working, loyal, and kind. He genuinely cares.
My dad heard many wonderful speeches this weekend, but he did not hear publicly from me. I have, and continue to, learn about business, leadership, integrity, and work ethics from my dad. He inspires me, and makes me want to be a strong + fair leader with a humble and generous attitude. An organization is successful if it considers the wellbeing of all parties involved, not just those at the top. Or at least, the kind of successful organization I want to create with the Atman Yoga School.
Cheers to you dad, and your impressive career. Who’s to say if it is your “results” or your kindness legacy that will be the most remembered. 💗