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"Every day is not Christmas but every day is Father's Day. "
There are events and people in our lives that we do not celebrate as much as we should or but on a particular day to the year. In some respects it makes that day special and some days like Christmas, Easter and birthday's are unique to their days of celebration. They are meant to be celebrated once every calendar year.
Events like mother's day and father's day celebrations are of course very special and have the same intent but these celebrations can be extended to other days of the year. You cannot celebrate Christmas everyday or celebrate your birthday everyday but you can celebrate mother or father on more than one day of the year. They deserve to be celebrated and such celebrations can also have a much wider and positive impact on family and life..
What is Fathers day? Why is there a Father's day. Father's day is father's day. In its most basic form it appears self explanatory and it is to honor fatherhood but like many other celebrated days or events that have become a part of our culture, we are unaware of the how, the why or the original meaning. In some cases the why or the origin becomes irrelevant but the celebration remains and will prevail from generation to generation because it has become a custom. Fatherhood is never irrelevant and that is what makes a good father an important part of any life, as it does a good mother. If you are a good father, that is an accomplishment that no one can ever take away from you. It is a part of who you are and something to wake up to in the morning and smile about.
Father's day is a day of celebration to honor fathers, celebrate fatherhood, the parental bond between father and children and also the influence and impact fathers have on a societal level. Although we call it father's day, it is actually much more than that, as is mother's day. It has been named Father's day and yes the primary celebrant is `dad" but It is much more than just Father's day. It is so because it is about life, it is about parenting, about sacrifices that have been made, it is about mistakes to look back at and laugh, it is about family. It is about now and it is about the future. For all you know you may be the ancestor of a future president or someone who changes the world for the better.
It is more about life, about family life and parenting than about commerce. It is about the honor of being a father and not about spending money. A father does that almost every other day and yes he deserves to have some money spent on him on father's day, but where do you think the money is coming from, if the children have not yet become bread winners themselves? From mom, of course or maybe even the dad. I can assure you there are some children out there that said ` Dad can you lend me some money to get you a gift' and dad probably honored the request.
To father's day the greatest meaning is love for it is the love that lies in a father's heart and mind that drives the desire to be a great parent and to make the sacrifices that are made. In return it is also love that is the greatest gift. There is no gift on line, no gift advertised on the radio and no gift in the stores that can have more value than the gift of love, of quality time spent together and the sound of laughter.
Being a father is not an entitlement it is a privilege and an honor. It is a privilege and an honor because not everyone can have children and not every male who has a child or children becomes a parents, for one reason or another. It is a great responsibility. It is a journey and it can be a struggle but also an adventure. It is a joint venture, because without mom, there would be no child or children and without a child or children, there would be no Father's day to celebrate.
If you are a father also lovingly called `Dad', then know that you have some meaning to life and to others. You have meaning, you have some purpose and you have some direction to your life. In spite of all the craziness around you and sometimes the doubt inside you have joy to look forward to each day and You have something to be proud about. The same applies to a mother also lovingly called `mom' and also thanks to you for making it a Happy Father's day but not just on this day. Together you should make many Happy Father's Days, many Happy Mother's days and many Happy Parent's days.
` I am loved and I know it but even if I was not loved, I have to love myself and what I do to live with myself and also be able to love life and others properly."
Love is an infinite subject. It is a beautiful and fascinating subject. It is a beautiful feeling and a beautiful story. If love is a part of your life and it is a part of most lives, then your life has been, is or will be a beautiful story to tell. Love of course does not stand alone. Although love can be the main plot to your life story, especially if you make it so, It is not the only chapter to life and no life story is just about love. Even the best love stories have some twists and turns to them. That is life.
Today is about love. There are moments and relationships to all our lives that are supposed to bring us nothing but joy but somehow, we allow these moments and relationships to transform themselves into something else like stress, pressure, anger, resentment and or antagonism. To each day there are moments or even a single moment and or a single person to bring you joy but if the transformation occurs or has already occurred, you deny yourself such moments of joy and instead grant access for the negative moments to rule the day.
Each day is neither good nor bad but a blank slate or a blank page to add more content to the story that is your life. What better to add than love? Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life and whether or not it is good or bad is a matter of perception and emotions based on a series of events or a lack of them thereof that depend on you. Your perception and emotions are of course affected by the actions of others but the percentage that belongs to the others is negligible compared to the percentage that belongs to you. You are of your own body, your own mind and your own soul and the portions of your love, your emotional turbulence or emotional tribulations are yours to manage.
Love is like a ship to help you sail through life more smoothly. Love is also like an anchor in life for the turbulent moments to life. You are your own anchor man or woman but you also have others and things in life to help anchor your ship from time to time or time and time again. Life is just more than existing or being alive. It becomes about feeling alive, having purpose, being on an exciting journey to wherever the sea of life takes you. Nothing better to have on board with you than love.
Life requires us all to be something or to do something as we all sail through its infinite waters to known or unknown horizons. It does not take much time to be the something but it can take longer to find the something to do that is truly you. To be the something is the assigned from being a child, to teenage, to adult, to being a couple or grown ups and then a parent. At each stage of being, the search for the to do continues until it is found and if or when that happens the being and the doing merge.
If you can love who you are at any point in time or of being you, you find peace and joy along the way. If you can learn to love where you are now and what you do now, even if it is not your happy destination or ending, you will find the clear mind to sail to the happy destination that you want to get to. If you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by any negative storms and fail to use your anchors as provided by life, you will find yourself cast into a negative loop or to a place that becomes extremely difficult to sail away from.
Keep your ship sailing with some love. Do what you do with love. Wake up to love who you are and let that feeling ripple through the day to touch others in a positive way. If you are already where you want to be, say thanks to the universe. If you are not there yet, keep on sailing to your destination with lots of love.
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