“Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Although often misattributed to Plato, this one originated from Scottish writer and theologian Ian Maclaren. On the surface, this post might appear to be just another cliched effort to sprinkle a bit of sunshine on your day; but it truly isn’t. It’s here asContinue reading “#itsdad – The Unseen Battles of Others”
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My Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Toolbox.
When it comes to the stresses of our lives, maybe Lennon & McCartney had the answer right from the start. We need to just “Let it be.” It’s likely, however, that even those famous lyrics were inspired by wisdom passed down by the sages and mentors who guided Liverpool’s famous composing duo. Reading and listeningContinue reading “My Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Toolbox.”
#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 ~ 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 ~ Tell Her Why She’s Beautiful
Hey guys, It’s Dad! An idea crossed my mind this morning after I dropped you off at school. It’s bugged me for a while so I want to share it with you guys in hopes that you learn to see things more clearly than I did at your age. Yes, we live in a prettyContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Tell Her Why She’s Beautiful”