#itsdad ~ Don’t Worry. Be…Happily!

Hi guys! It’s Dad! Today I‘m writing to you about happiness. More specifically, I’m writing about creating happiness, or even more accurately, simply allowing happiness into your lives. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling down or unhappy, and sometimes that feeling can become pretty overwhelming. We may feel so overcome with sadness that we can’t seemContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Don’t Worry. Be…Happily!”

#itsdad ~ The Selfish Irony of The Golden Rule

Hey guys, it’s Dad. Last night, listening to an audiobook, I heard a comment about “The Golden Rule,” and it kinda started to bug me! I didn’t really understand why. It took me a moment to figure it out. It’s something that we talked a bit about it recently, so I thought I’d share myContinue reading “#itsdad ~ The Selfish Irony of The Golden Rule”

#itsdad ~ Seriously! SHUT UP!

Hey guys! It’s Dad. Ok. For real. Just writing that title made me feel pretty uncomfortable. I’m grateful that it’s not often that I hear raised-voices in our home. However, it’s unlikely that we’ll always find ourselves in such a peaceful and respectful environment. We can’t isolate ourselves from the outside world and all ofContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Seriously! SHUT UP!”

#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.

Hey guys! It’s Dad. We’ve just started a brand new school year with countless opportunities ahead of each of us. I thought that this would be a perfect time to share a bit of insight that will help keep your academic and social journeys full of smiles. I heard this idea on a podcast theContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Be the Bee…Not the Fly.”

#itsdad ~ Fight Fire With Water

Hey Guys! It’s Dad. You know the very high standard of behavior that I expect from you guys, and you rise to that standard every day. Your actions embody these two simple ideas: Be Gentlemen, and Be Humble. I know that sometimes it isn’t easy, but you’re doing a fantastic job, especially under the circumstances.Continue reading “#itsdad ~ Fight Fire With Water”

#itsdad ~ Why and the Power of Calm

Hey guys. It’s Dad! I wanted to share a couple of stories that have truly helped me during times when I have struggled to “keep calm”, and behave in a healthy, positive way, not react in anger. People lie. People have bad judgement at times. People make mistakes. We all make mistakes. There are twoContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Why and the Power of Calm”

#itsdad ~ Learning to Let Go

Hey guys! It’s Dad. Today, although our home was empty, my head sure wasn’t. I was cleaning up the house after an often frantic weekday morning when I realized that I couldn’t seem to find peace in my head. I couldn’t seem to stop the constant thinking. I wanted to be “Present,” in the moment,Continue reading “#itsdad ~ Learning to Let Go”

#itsdad ~ How to be an Excellent Friend

Hey Guys! It’s Dad. This morning I remembered (OK I didn’t remember, my phone reminded me) that it was one of my friend’s birthdays. We’re pretty close friends, so I called him up to say hello and wish him well. Funny though, as I was reading over the post on his Facebook page, I sawContinue reading “#itsdad ~ How to be an Excellent Friend”

#itsdad ~ Crave Uncertainty. Rest in Certainty.

Hey guys! It’s Dad, ​You know that I want nothing more for each of you than to see you living a joy filled life. What’s kind of crazy though is that most people don’t learn how to create joy in their lives until they’re much older. I’m hoping that, with a little deeper understanding ofContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Crave Uncertainty. Rest in Certainty.”

#itsdad ~ These Are the Golden Years

Hey Guys! It’s Dad. It’s funny when, where, and how we learn our life lessons. If we’re plugged in, they seem to be around every corner. This one was no exception. Last night I had a really peaceful dream; a dream that taught me something and it made me smile. In my dream, a fatherContinue reading “#itsdad ~ These Are the Golden Years”