“Believe with All Your Heart that what you do makes a difference”
– Colin Beavin
I’m back! I took a few weeks off from my writing to wander into Summer as only an ex-beach girl can. I grew up in the awe-inspiring beauty of the South Carolina Low Country and learned a lot about real life there. Mostly about the importance of connections and relationships that last, all shared over a tall glass of iced tea and a row of rocking chairs. It was a slower pace, filled with time to relax, read, play, and just be. I find I need that and I do it…thus absent from my desk and no blogs!
I do love Summer and all her offerings but it makes me miss my Dad tremendously. Summer was a magical time at the beach and he would spend a lot of time with us on our boat or in the late evening on the porch. He loved to teach and talk, my Mom would say he should have been either a Baptist preacher or a Philadelphia lawyer. He was very persuasive! He was probably the biggest influence on me and I think of him almost daily. He is the lightness in my eyes and in my step. He was full of energy and always had a smile and a kind word of encouragement for all. He was also super tough on me and made me work really hard.
He taught me the value of money as an exchange of energy, he taught me the concept of abundance, and was the first person I knew of to say “integrity is what you do when no one is looking.” He was honest and forthright. He said to always study a situation from every angle and to not judge or jump to conclusions based on emotion. He really was the first “yogi” in my life to teach me to pause… I am my Father’s child in a million ways and I find his words coming out of my mouth frequently.
I think all great men/fathers have similar elements. Our Fathers are protectors and providers, filled with wisdom and love. Father energy makes us feel safe and understood. May we all be blessed to have someone in our lives, even if not our biological Dad, that fills that space.
Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome Dads, may you be spoiled a bit on Sunday.
Okay, promise to be back soon…if I don’t get lost in the Summer vortex.
Peace and Love,