This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Advice From Dad....

My youngest brother E___ visted Dad today.  E____ calls him "Pops".  Being the youngest, he has always had a very special bond with Dad.  When Dad was first admitted to the hospital, it was E_____ who softly spoke to Dad, to get him to take the necessary tests.  He knew when to be serious,  to use humor and to bring Dad calm, by reminding him about the Lord...

My brother sent us an email and I am sharing it exactly as he wrote it to us...

Here are some of Pops one liners and classic advice to live by from today!!!

One day at a time.

You can't predict life.

Love people.

Help others.

Concentrate on peace.

Gardening was one of his favorite things to do.

Really listen to every word carefully that people say,

That makes you more able to help them.

Loving and helping people is the best thing you can do.

Love is the bottom line.

If you worry you won't be happy.

The way you love animals says a lot about you.

Wake up happy and be happy all day.

Ask god for the answers.

The lord will comfort you.

You need to be happy for others to be happy.

Watch the media influence.

Let the attorney do all the talking. (if you need one)

Always depend on the Lord.

Be secure knowing that people love you.

Dad 2-23-2011
It was a very meaningful and well timed visit for me.




Southhamsdarling said...

What beautiful thoughts you dad had there, and it must have been a lovely visit for your brother. Do you know, I think all of us could take heed from ALL those things. They are so relevant in our daily lives. I liked all of them, but particularly "really listen to every word carefully that people say." I always try to do that, but an awful lot of people don't take the trouble to do that. It's good to be back reading your Blog again, Donna.

Mari said...

I absolutely love this post! I can't believe all that wisdom came from one day. (and there really is a lot of wisdom there)
Along with the wisdom though, is the gentle loving heart that shines through.

Jeanie said...

It sounds like whatever your Dad's mind has lost, he has hung on to some really important things.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your father is a wise man! Thanks for sharing those.

betty said...

Those were all great pieces of advice your dad shared with your brother, Donna. Definitely something to base how you live your life; I liked the one about really listening closely to when people talk. I'll have to remember to do that. I love how he expresses his faith too; that is a great testimony of his walk with God through his life!


gayle said...

Such words of wisdom coming from you dad! Oh and the smile on his handsome face!! I know it brought so much joy!!