Step Out of Your "Comfort Zone" On Father's Day
Posted in the Grain Valley Forum
Since: Apr 08
#1 Jun 14, 2008
People may, or may not, come together to celebrate a given event, based on the "time they have," "where they are at in their lives" or "the kind of relationship, they had with a father, or a mother" during these holidays. Holidays, like father's day, mother's day, Memorial Day, and other "non-major" holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, et. Al.), sometimes go by the way side. By comparison, even Capitalism, does not give these holidays the due, the general "full court press" (if you will), and overall hammering home of sales, deals, and pandering for American's hard earned cash. However, Father's Day and Mother's Day are the only two holidays (not counting the religious holidays, for some), in which, there is an all inclusive nature. Everyone has a father and a mother, regardless of the relationship, lack of relationship, or maybe not knowing a parent (or both). Without a father and a mother, there would be no "YOU," period.
For this Sunday, being Father's day, some father's are around (a child's whole life), other father's divorce wives (sticking around, or staying in the children's lives), and then there are those who father a child and split immediately, never to see the child again. Regardless, father's of all stripes are still the person who made half of you. Every person on the planet has a father, no matter how close, or distant they were, a man is half of your genealogy.
There are a lot of things people say, do, and quibble over, but there is very little that truly makes a difference, in the world today. In order to make a difference, a person has to make a conscious choice, to do something correct, effect someone other than themselves, and most of the time, it involves getting out of a person's comfort zone. Most people do not like to take that stroll out of the "comfort zone" and they stick to the mundane. Only stepping out of the "comfort zone" and making a choice to do something for someone, like your father/mother, can come from you. This only happens once in a while, true change, or that scary step out of the comfort zone. However, when it happens, it hits you and the recipient, like a lightening bolt.
Time is not on anyone's side, "On a long enough time line, the survival rate of every person, eventually drops to zero and you die." Today could be the day, you step out of your comfort zone, speak to your Father and/or Mother, and give thanks for them giving you life. As without them, you would not be here. Therefore, regardless of your relationship with your family, father, and/or mother, you still owe them everything. Take a small step, by making a phone call, dropping a card off into their mailbox (not mailing it, but drive by and leave it), make a call and ask to stop by and talk, or spend actual "quality time" thanking your father/mother, or even stopping by the cemetery (where some flowers, a sit down chat, and reminiscing over old times, with just you and a past loved one). Nobody else can make you do it, choose for you, and you are responsible. Life is here and now, it is up to you, what you do.
Peace from DMAN, at TheThoughtSpigot.com
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