This past weekend I took a trip to help my parents clean out our family home and left with more than books and clothes. As I became grounded in my childhood home once again, I couldn’t help but laugh at how good it felt to be back in the room I once tried so hard to run away from. Sorting through old memories, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all my parents have done to help me get where I am today. Fortunately, I grew up in a household where my parents were also two of my best friends; I could tell them absolutely anything and always expect honesty and love in return (even if they didn’t always like what I was telling them).
I’d like to dedicate this post to my amazing dad; thank you for all the things you taught me that I could never learn in school, the lessons on this list and the ones I’m still learning. Even though you’re a May Gemini, you’re a pretty cool guy.
these are the things my father taught me:
Look for the good in every person you encounter.
Dance like no one is watching for anyone who is watching.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
If someone doesn’t like you, it’s their loss.
May Geminis and June Geminis are different kinds of people.
The youngest siblings are the most loving,
Check your antifreeze and oil often.
Treat your plant babies with as much love as you give real babies.
Learn how to communicate by listening.
Clear and open communication is essential for a relationship to be healthy.
Eat all the food on your plate.
When everyone is screaming, no one is heard.
The best way to get someone to like you is to make them laugh.
Always help others without expecting anything in return.
Thank you Dad (and Mom) for all your love and support.
What’s one lesson you were taught growing up that you’ll never forget?
cheers to all the daddy’s girls around the world, xo Bri