A father figure can be described as someone with wisdom; someone that personifies strength. Which is why Father’s Day is a day to celebrate not only our fathers, but also those who have inspired strength within us in our lives, be they male or female, blood-related or not.
It’s a funny thing but strength is contagious. Seeing it another person will show you where it lies in yourself: a human answer-key of sorts. When you witness a loved one fulfilling their potential beyond what you could believe was possible, it shows you what you have dormant inside of you. You are much stronger than you realize, if you just got a sneak peak of the possibility that it exists, you would know it was there.
The same goes for your affect on the lives of those around you. You may not even know how you have already inspired another, or what you have meant to them. Do not underestimate the impact of just being there for someone. Sometimes all it takes is one person to change the entire course of life.
Today as you think of your own personal strengths, consider someone that has inspired you or still continues to inspire you in your own life. If they are still with you, celebrate them today. Let them know what they have meant to you.
Happy Sunday, and Happy Father’s Day everyone! (Especially you Dad!) Xox Sarah
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