Today would have been my dad’s 70th birthday. It was a day of reflection and gratitude for me. Before he during his battle with cancer, I wrote him the following:
I feel prepared and instilled with the abilities that will help me raise an honorable son. I don’t think a thank you is enough, so I will pay homage by living a unsullied life as a humble role model knowing that what I am was forged by you and mom.
I also told him:
There are a lot of things I want to share with you but sometimes have a hard time articulating them. I am hoping this helps and you have the strength to read this stuff at your leisure. I know what you are going through is painful, frustrating, and scary and it will get worse before it gets better. One of my goals is to help you maintain a strong spirit and ferociously powerful will! Your flesh is going through hell but you don’t have to sacrifice your spirit. You are not merely your body. The will is stronger. I love you, we all love you. So keep fighting with your head up!
This is part of the reason for The Sisu Way. The reminder that Health is Wealth, Vulnerability is Strength, & Strength is a Choice!
You are the Master of your Fate. You are the Captain of Your Soul.
I humbly present this sentiment in @thesisuway Episode 1: For Dad.
🛡⚔️♥️ Happy Birthday to my dad. He would think this podcast was so cool!
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