Sunday, June 16, 2013
" My life has been happy because I have had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do. I seldom think about my limitations , and they never make me sad, Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague like a breeze among flowers , The wind passes , and the flowers are content." Helen Keller
I so love Helen Keller what a great role model and a great quote.
Today is Father's Day. My own father left the family when I was thirteen, There are few happy memories because he was an alcoholic. Like Helen there is a yearning of what my life would have been like if he was a good father , but I am content.
Just last month I got to see first hand the special love of a father when my father in-law passed away. All the lovely family pictures and memories. All the kind words and life lessons. He always included me in the family as if I was his own daughter and I will never forget that or his love. How lucky I was.
There are so many people without Fathers on this day. so many mothers ,grandpas uncles, and brothers and more have stepped in to fill the void. Know that you are loved by many on this day and every day. That you never walk alone.
Never spend a long time yearning for a different life , or lamenting your limitations. Be happy for the life you have . Find your strengths and run with them. Be strong brave and positive. Just like Helen says wait for the wind to pass, because it will.