Father’s Day

Dads are influencers

Their presence in the lives of their children, at any stage, is exponentially influential.    With Father’s Day approaching, I want to give a shout-out to all of the dads out there and let you know how much you are appreciated.

My heart is full of gratitude that I have amazing memories with my Dad.  He taught me how to fly an airplane (yeah, he was a pilot), he taught me how to ride a motorcycle (1968 Ducati), how to navigate a canoe through the rapids and reminded me to have a sense of humor through the potholes of life.  My dad has gone on, but his love, wisdom and spirit live on.  I wanted to share a personal blog regarding some of the things he taught me that I cherish.  I hope it encourages you, as well.

“I shall find a way, or I shall make one.” — Be tenacious, never give up.  You will find the path or acquire the needed skills, keep trying until otherwise determined.

“It is what it is.”  — Sometimes things happen that we cannot change, despite our best efforts.  Accept what You cannot change and move forward.  Keep going, don’t let regrets overtake you.

“I am the captain of my ship.”  — Take leadership of your life.  Be responsible. Work toward your goals. Realize every outcome is linked to your choices.  Make good choices.

“If it tis to be, it is up to me.” —  A quote from Ben Franklin.  Meaning: effort, planning and fortitude is needed to acquire the dream.  Nothing, just happens.

“To thine own self be true.” Ben Franklin — This quote is not about being selfish.  Rather, be kind, compassionate, and respectful, but still be true to your own dreams.

Proverbs 3 — Trust in the Lord– He is the North Star of your life.  He will guide you.


Happy Father’s Day


Dianne Beard, MA

Pre-Licensed Counselor

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