I've shared this on my personal social media, but thought it was worth posting here as well. Today is my Fathers 62nd birthday. He passed in 2005 from lung and brain cancer. He was the most positive person I have ever known in my life. He was patient. He was kind. He cared deeply. He was a true empath. I think some people wonder where I get my confidence from. I'm not a beauty queen, but I feel like I'm beautiful. I'm not a savant, but I feel comfortable enough to attempt any creative challenge usually. I'm not a genius but I know I'm incredibly smart. Why? Because THIS MAN told me that I was the most beautiful thing in the world, that I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to and that I am smart enough to make good decisions for myself and that I'm capable of understanding anything if I take the time to listen and learn. What an AMAZING gift he gave me. As a mother to two girls myself, I hold these things in my heart and try to remember that what you plant will grow if you nurture it.
So, today and hopefully always, let's remember how my dad lived and try to be more like that. 👇🏻 -Give without judgement. -Help without being asked. -Treat everyone as though they were your brother. -Ask questions and LISTEN. -Make someone feel important. -Tell someone you have confidence in them.
My Dad was such a seed planter in so many ways. He taught me that it's not always about leading and being on top. There is so much reward in helping others (and he helped so many) by lifting them up with encouragement and being a cheerleader. Be like Dad.