#itsdad – The Surfer’s Mindset

Hey guys! It’s Dad. I’ve been throwing around this idea for quite some time; that surfing is a sort of metaphor for life. Not only that events in life come through in waves, but how we surf those waves ultimately determines our happiness. It all kinda sorted itself out when I saw a social mediaContinue reading “#itsdad – The Surfer’s Mindset”

#itsdad – Love is a Verb

Hey Guys! It’s Dad! I don’t often quote the Bible, but this one sure fits the idea I wanted to share with you today. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” ~John 3:18 “I love you.” When those words are sincere, heartfelt, there’s almost no betterContinue reading “#itsdad – Love is a Verb”

#itsdad ~ Dance like EVERYBODY’S watching!

“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ Mark Twain Hey guys! It’s dad. You can probably relate to this one. I’ve heard and seen every iteration of this ubiquitous Mark Twain quote. I’ve seen it everywhere, from social media posts toContinue reading “#itsdad ~ Dance like EVERYBODY’S watching!”

#itsdad ~ Fear The Devil You Know

I have read and heard countless fables, clichés, and moral tales over the years, yet here’s one guiding thought that sure doesn’t feel like it’s guiding us any nearer to happiness! Is it guiding us toward safety? Maybe. Stability? Perhaps. Consistency? Absolutely! And consistency is awesome…uhhh…unless you’re not feeling fulfilled in your current life circumstance.Continue reading “#itsdad ~ Fear The Devil You Know”

#itsdad ~ The Strength In Our Scars

“Don’t look where you fell. Look where you slipped.” ~ African Proverb. Yeah. Dad’s unusual, to say the least, but I see scars as something beautiful. Maybe I have to or I could never see myself as whole, but I think that scars, the marks on our bodies that tell our most personal and transformativeContinue reading “#itsdad ~ The Strength In Our Scars”

#ItsDad ~ You Aren’t Angry

This isn’t semantics, guys, so grab some chips and dip, and lets dig in. Words are powerful. Words hurt people and heal people. Words start wars and end them. And although this post might initially seem like a play on words or a clever attempt to get you to see something from a new pointContinue reading “#ItsDad ~ You Aren’t Angry”

#Itsdad ~ It’s Not What You want. It’s Why You Want It?

Hey Guys! It’s Dad. I’ve recently experienced something that has allowed me to be, or I supposed it’s enabled me to be, my very best and most authentic self. I think you’ve seen that. I’m finally becoming the best version of myself, full stop. That said, I’m 54. It’s taken me this long to startContinue reading “#Itsdad ~ It’s Not What You want. It’s Why You Want It?”

Making Room for Interdependence

Although this is a topic that I’m often reminded of as it relates to America’s 4th of July celebrations, it’s quickly becoming a much bigger part of my life. Here is an uncomfortable, but hopefully eye opening look at the celebrations of our independence, as a nation…and as individuals. As I grow, my thoughts andContinue reading “Making Room for Interdependence”

#itsdad – The Unseen Battles of Others

“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”

#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”