In this world, we have people, animals and plants, . . . insects, (oh, let’s skip by them).
Scientists have long been telling us that animals and plants are subordinate to us in self-awareness and the ability to feel satisfied. Not true. Some of you know where I may be going with this. But no, that is for another blog post.
Today, I am determined to write a special blog for fathers. Happy Father’s Day, to all you daddies.
You know if you offend your dog, your cat, bird, or mistreat your plants they wither, they retreat.
So it is also with humans. We know nasty treatment comes in many forms. I know, you know you need to end it with your generation, now.
I say this fully intending to help. I pray I come across without judgement. If you feel judged, know I do my best not to judge.
On this Father’s Day dear dads, please be aware of The Line. The Line is not be be crossed. Every living thing has a line to stay within. When you cross it, you trigger that withering response, that retreat.
Dad’s, you have everything a person can have in life. You have a family. That’s huge. It requires you trade your old life for a new life. A life of being good to your partner and children. Having a family is unlike anything else on Earth. You get what you give.
The plants do it right. Just look out over a field, . . . my empty lot next door. Animals do it right. Watch the Animal Channel or read Nature, the magazine, The Sierra Club Magazine or Nature Conservatory. For more inside information read Peter Wohlleben’s books.
Get into it. Not only for your own sake, but also, for the reputation of Men. It seems someone, somewhere, worldwide, gave men the permission to slack-off. Not you, of course, but far too many men are sitting in easy chairs while their full-time working/at-home working partner does everything for them. Who died and made you KING. Gee whiz. Your partner does not want to have to ask you to participate in the life you created together. You need to get up and volunteer to help create and maintain it.
So much can be said, communicated in a kind and loving way. When an attitude changes and a positive, loving spin is applied to everything you say, it grows like the lawn you trim throughout the Summer. Ask for appreciation after you have given it. Then, watch how easily you get the appreciation returned to you. The respect and appreciation you deserve after your performance. Like your event, or your position on the field, you have a grand play as Dad.
Every living thing has
a line you do not cross.
Your sensitivity is your strength.
Kindness is your tool.
The ball is in your hands.