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In spite of the fact we complain and lament
And view this old world with much discontent,
Deploring conditions and grumbling because
There’s so much injustice and so many flaws,
It’s a wonderful world, and it’s people like you
Who make it that way by the things that they do.
For a warm, ready smile or a kind, thoughtful deed
Or a hand outstretched in an hour of need
Can change our whole outlook
And make the world bright
Where a minute before just nothing seemed right.
It’s a wonderful world and it always will be
If we keep our eyes open and focused to see
The wonderful things we are capable of
When we open our hearts to God and His love.
The good, green earth beneath our feet,
The air we breathe, the food we eat,
Some work to do, a goal to win,
A hidden longing deep within
That spurs us on to bigger things
And helps us meet what each day brings—
All these things and many more
Are things we should be thankful for.
And most of all, our thankful prayers
Should rise to God because He cares.
I’m not talking about those who’s dad is out of town or deployed. This is for those of use who grew up without fathers.
I do want to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the incredible men who are excellent fathers to their children (biological or not). I salute you and all that you do. This is your day and I hope it’s filled with love and joy!
Also, Happy Father’s Day to the men in my life who stepped up and helped me along the way, my uncle Tarik, my big brother Sha, my pastor; and of course, my best friend Lamont, who has shown me how a real man is supposed to treat woman. You guys mean the world to me!
For those of you who’ve lived the majority of your life without your biological dad, today can be kind of tough. You see everyone celebrating with their dads today and that’s something you can’t do. I’m not going to sugar coat it, it sucks. BUT instead of being mad or sad try forgiveness.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. – Colossians 3:13
Holding on to the feelings of loss, sadness, anger or whatever void your absent father left in your life does you no good. Those feelings are toxic and keep you from growing as a person. If you desire to have a relationship with your father, try reaching out to him. If that doesn’t work out for whatever reason, forgive him and move on. You have your own life to live and your own legacy to build. Don’t let someone else’s poor decisions have a negative impact on your life.
I never talk about my dad or lack there of, but I do want him to know that I forgive him for all of the things he didn’t do. I turned out just fine thanks to a lot of love from my family and my heavenly father.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6
If you feel you can’t celebrate anyone else in your life today, you can celebrate today for your Heavenly Father. I’m just sayin…