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Dad, My Hero: A Father’s Day Tribute

Two years ago I lost my father. He was 88 years old, and up until the day he passed on, I thought he was indestructible. How? You might ask, could I believe that when he was so old? Well, because my Dad was a lion and he was bigger than life. For four years before his passing, he kept proving doctors wrong. ‘He won’t last the night’, ‘There is nothing more we can do for him’ or ‘His organs are shutting down’. We were told this consistently every time he was admitted to the hospital (which was a lot)  Yet, over and over again, he walked out of that hospital on his own two feet and with a smile on his face.  Father’s Day Without My Dad This will be my third Father’s Day without him and it does not get any easier. It feels as though my body, heart and soul have adapted to the loss and the heartbreaking miss. An acceptance of sorts, deep-rooted into my being. But, there are times when the grief still hits me hard, straight to my chest with the strength of a tsunami. Because grief doesn’t have an expiry date, it lingers on. Where there was great love, there is an immeasurable amount of grief. I wasn’t ready to live in a world where my father no longer existed. Losing him brought about one of the darkest seasons of my life. One day he was smiling, the next he was gone. Just like that, in the blink of an eye, I lost the human being who loved me most. More than anyone else in this world. Mi Viejo. Honouring All The Dads In My Life On Father’s Day In the past, I never gave much thought to Father’s Day. I showed up for my Dad daily. I told him how much I loved him all the time. He was my world and he knew it. I was his princess. So on Father’s Day, there wasn’t much more I could do to prove to him how much he meant to me. However, now that he is gone, I see the importance of expressing my love and appreciation for the other fathers in my life. My husband, my father-in-law, my brother and my kids’ father. So in honour of Father’s Day, we have compiled a list of inspiring fatherhood quotes. Whether you are celebrating Father’s Day or just remembering those incredible fathers no longer with you, we hope these quotes about fatherhood bring a smile to your face. Quotes – To Inspire And Uplift Check out our blog post on Father’s Day Treats. To Those Fathers In Heaven Final Thoughts Father’s Day can be a hard day for some. For those lucky ones, it remains a day of celebration. But regardless if it’s a hard day or a day to celebrate, it still remains a day of love. For me, my Dad remains with me in everything I do and everything I am, not just on Father’s Day but every day. So hug those father figures tighter and let them know how much they are loved and appreciated. Related Articles:

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Monday Morning Motivational Quotes

Monday Morning Motivational Quotes

You blinked and it’s Monday. Where did the weekend go? Hands up all those who love Mondays…..Okay, I understand the lack of enthusiasm. After all, Monday seems to be the day we unwillingly drag ourselves back to school, back to work, and back to the unfinished to-do list from last week.  The beginning of the week can be rough, even daunting for some, and yet it’s another opportunity to start something awesome. Whilst some of us thrive on the opportunity to put our pretty planners to good use, others might feel like Monday is just another chance to jump on the Ferris wheel and go through the motions of yet another mundane week.  MONDAY IS THE BEST DAY OF THE WEEK Would you believe me when I say that Monday could very well be the best day of the week? There is actual research that proves that if we start a new project or a goal on a Monday, we are more likely to follow through. Check out research carried out by Psychologicalscience.org. These studies show that we tend to be more motivated at the beginning of a certain period. Like, say a Monday, the first day of the month or the New Year. MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES So it’s Monday. Somehow it always comes around. Every seven days like clockwork. We have two choices, be miserable for the rest of the day, therefore setting up the week for failure or be optimistic about the days ahead. With this in mind, we have compiled a few Monday morning motivation quotes to give you an inspirational boost and set you up for a brilliant week.  We hope these quotes brighten up your day and that you like us, end up embracing Monday! “This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day” – Dalai Lama “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one” – Mark Twain “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you” – Mary Lou Retton “There are many opportunities in every single day, and Monday is the perfect day to seize them all” – Isabella Koldras “Morning is an important time of the day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have” – Lemony Snicket “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.” – Germany Kent “Mondays don’t have to be terrible, Make them magical instead” – Kate Hudson “The future depends on what you do today” – Mahatma Gandhi “Believe in yourself, you got this” The Opinionated Magpies Do you want to live a happier life? Check out our blog post on International Day of Happiness, and learn how happiness is a choice Final Thoughts Sure, reading motivational quotes won’t solve your problems, but it will help you shift your mindset to one of positivity and empowerment. Regardless of whether it is Monday or not, you have the power to change your life. Allow yourself to be inspired and take the first step into paving your own road ahead. And remember, the only thing holding you back is YOU!!! Happy Monday Related Articles you might enjoy:

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