Dad & Affirmations

Howdy Peeps,

I just did a Google search for 'positive affirmations' and received about 2,650,000 results. That's a lot of results. A lot of people have a things to say about positive affirmations. Even my Dad.

I notice 3:12 on the clock. Thank you Dad, hello to you too (3.12 is Dad's birthday, he passed in 1984). What inspiration can you give me on 'positive affirmations'? Then I notice the battery time on my laptop right now is 3:12 (that updates every couple of minutes). OK – Dad – what do you have to tell me, us? We're listening!

What I remember about him, having to do with being positive is more what he did rather than what I remember him saying. He 'acted as if'.

I decided to close my eyes, tune in to Dad and see what he has to say.

I always wanted you to do your best, and that still continues. The best way I knew how to show you when you were growing up is for me to continue to go after my dreams – never give up.

I started the body shop in the garage which led to my own business. After several years in I pursued another dream, owning a restaurant. Changing it into another restaurant wasn't all because it wasn't doing well, it was about still pursuing my dream, focusing on the positive – what is my dream.

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I didn't give up. I looked for the positive things – how the surgery would remove the tumor so I could live longer, what the chemo would do so it wouldn't come back. I looked for the positive in things and kept my attitude positive.

Remember when you would come into the hospital, I would put on a smile so you would know things would be all right though I knew I wouldn't be with you much longer. I kept the positive outlook.

Thanks Dad! You did teach me a lot about positive affirmations in the form of 'doing'. What we do speaks volumes and our kids do notice.

There's a quote I like: "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thank you Dad! Angel Blessings to you.


PS Less than a week left on the 21 Day Challenge!! PSA Today is a new day and all is well!

13 Responses to Dad & Affirmations
  1. cathy
    October 28, 2011 | 7:03 am

    Your sweet dad looked up and looked forward in most all circumstances. He married young, lost a young child to cancer, pursued numerous dreams and adventures and never lost his caring and loving disposition despite difficult circumstances. His brother (my dad) smiles whenever we reminisce about his little brother. I (his niece) continue to be touched by the many ways he and your mom extended themselves to me, gave me love, acceptance and encouragement as I grew up….The love continues. Cathy

    • empowerment4youbridge
      October 28, 2011 | 7:16 am

      Thank you Cathy!! I’m so glad you knew him so well and remember!! Hugs!!

  2. Jaya
    October 28, 2011 | 8:00 am

    Great post. Thanks for sharing that story. 🙂


  3. J
    October 28, 2011 | 10:21 am

    That is so sweet, Sue. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Ann Aswegan
    October 28, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    When I really live out of an affirmation, my behavior begins to reflect it. Your dad enacted his affirmative outlook and chose to adopt a positive frame of mind in the way he approached creating his businesses, coping with his illness, and communicating with you. What a wonderful role model, whose examples continue to teach and inspire you. I’m grateful that you were able to commune with him so effortlessly. It sounds as if he truly with you in spirit.

    Thanks for introducing him to us.

    Ann Aswegan

    • empowerment4youbridge
      October 28, 2011 | 3:08 pm

      I think Dad is enjoying the attention too!! But yes, you are correct – he is around me and letting me know that in multiple ways and sometimes multiple times in a day. 🙂

  5. Jean
    October 28, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the sweet story Sue.

    October 28, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    What a strong and sensitive message for us “believers/followers”. Thanks for sharing a piece of your journey in this life. Be strong and stay Blessed.

  7. Sue
    October 28, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Thank you for all the great comments!!! I appreciate it!

  8. Deb
    October 28, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    Love your blog, Sue! Another great contribution that really brings you right back to reality from all the hustle and bustle of “normal” life and to what really matters. So nice that you can tune in to those matters of heart that life is all about. Keep up the good work – can’t wait for the next one!


  9. Andi
    December 26, 2011 | 2:21 am

    Geez, that’s uneblevibale. Kudos and such.