Father’s Day

Mom, Dad and Aunt Gen

On this and every Father’s Day since the passing of my beloved dad…. I reflect on how fortunate I have been to have  had an exceptional dad. In December it will be two years since he went home and there is not one day that have passed that I have not thought about him. As I said earlier he was exceptional dad and a phenomenal human being.

Even though I am not a Father, I salute the Great Dads out there. I asked myself who makes a good dad? If we use our heavenly father as an example we all fall short but we can try to emulate his characteristics.

Oh Father in heaven is

1. Loving

2. Compassionate

3. Understanding

4. Forgives

5. Heals

6. Giving

7. Caring

8. Accepts

9. Righteous

10.Gracious

11.Kind

Just to name a few. (if I missed any please post)

As I look back my dad left a great legacy where he tried and achieved all of these characteristics. This is why I KNOW that I am BLESSED to have called him father.

I ask the fathers out there what Legacy are you leaving for your children?

Remember children learn from us and emulate us as they grow up. Keep this in mind always………

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. Have a GREAT day . Peace

Life with Death

The other day I was driving by a cemetery and had a stong feeling that I should stop.

While walking around the grave stones I felt this over whelming sence of love and peace. All the graves were decorated with wind chimes, figurines of angels and other objects even bottles of liquor depicting item that the love one once loved or enjoyed.

Death seems so final to us that are left behind, but in actually our departed love one is at peace and are at rest.

Even though it is difficult for us to say goodbye… We can show love in our own way whether elaborately decorating our love ones head stones or just remembering them fondly.  I feel they are with us as we go about our day-to-day life.

One of my favorite poems is by Henry Scott Holland,

All Is Well

Death is nothing at all,

I have only slipped away into the next room,

I am I, and you are you,

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,

Call me by my old familiar name,

Speak to me in the same easy way which you always did,

Put no difference into your tone;

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be the household word that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effect, without the shadow of a ghost on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity,

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well.

My First Blog

This gentleman and his dog watching life go by….
Suns Out Guns Out !
Getting some exercise while having fun.
A couple of Young ladies getting some rays…..
Being at peace using Yoga as a medium.
Enjoying the sights and sounds…

As I embark on a new and exciting adventure into social media, I asked the holy spirit to guide me and to lead me in whatever direction I should proceed. This is not comfortable to me but i embrace it like a hunter would embrace a porcupine. They say the more you do it the easier it will become. With Gods help it will become easier.

This weekend was incredible the weather in South Florida was Hot and Humid but it was wonderful on the beaches…. I decided to go to Deerfield beach with a buddy of mine that I have known for all my adult life. We went to a local burger joint called Charm Burger, they make an excellent charbroiled burger with a secret sauce…. yum. We got there after noon and the small place was packed but we were lucky enough to get a parking space in front of the door and got a table easily.

We then headed to the beach Sun, Fun and beautiful people… Lots of people out enjoying the beach weather. With Camara, Cigar and Ipod in hand I set out to capture some images that spoke to me….

Life is what you make it as

someone once said…. Even though we all have issues try to accentuate the positive and walk away from the negative drama of life…. Be Well.