Saturday, June 27, 2009

The best fathers day gift ever!

Riley gave me the best fathers day gift ever! Here's 53 reasons why it was...

53 reasons why I love my Dad

  1. My Dad has always been there for me.
  2. My Dad always has an answer.
  3. He always knows just what to say.
  4. He’s the best businessman I’ll ever know.
  5. He always has a new fart for me to hear.
  6. He taught me how to go clamming.
  7. He showed me no one can win a fight against Austin.
  8. He always takes me to see good movies.
  9. I never go hungry at his house.
  10. He always can make me laugh.
  11. He makes the best clam chowder.
  12. He always makes things workout.
  13. He always knows best.
  14. He always keeps me safe.
  15. He has the most interesting stories.
  16. He always makes me feel loved.
  17. He taught me to treat guests with more respect.
  18. He always is there to smell my stinkiest of farts.
  19. He taught me to always brush my teeth.
  20. He taught me to always dress nice for important people or for an important thing.
  21. He always encourages me.
  22. He never puts me down or makes me feel embarrassed.
  23. He taught me to be who I am.
  24. He’s an amazing person.
  25. He help’s me with my homework when I need help.
  26. He taught me how to ski.
  27. He taught me how to play basketball.
  28. He taught me to always have manners.
  29. He taught me how to make the best out of things.
  30. He corrects me when I say something wrong.
  31. He showed me how to make the best out of boring situations.
  32. He gets me to talk at parties.
  33. He always knows when I want to leave.
  34. He told me I am just as important as everyone else but, to him I’m the most important.
  35. He taught me never to lie because it always makes things worse.
  36. He showed me never to be judgmental until you get to know the person.
  37. He showed me a yard is the most important thing at a house.
  38. He always try’s his hardest to do what is right.
  39. He taught me to fight for what I believe in.
  40. He taught me how to forgive.
  41. He taught me how to love and be thankful.
  42. He showed me how to have patience.
  43. He showed me how to yell at something that can’t hear you.
  44. He’s the best Dad.
  45. He’s always going to back me up.
  46. He’s my best friend.
  47. He told me that he will never stop loving me and I will never stop loving him.
  48. He showed me that ladies are first.
  49. He’s the best dad anybody could have asked for.
  50. He showed me that being around wealthy people will give you goals.
  51. He taught me how to always have friendship.
  52. He’s the best salesman and negotiator I know.
  53. He’s the strongest person I know considering he’s fighting lung cancer and I know he is going to make it, and that no matter when he dies he’ll still love me.

Happy Fathers Day I Love You Dad,

Love, Riley

45 tips worth reading

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23 . Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."