Fathers Don’t Tell You How To Live, But They Guide You To Live: Happy Father’s Day To All Fathers And Father-Figures


Whoo!! Gidday! Thank you for choosing to read my article. I guess most of you haven’t blown past the weekend hangover. Nevertheless, Monday can either be the start of a struggle week or a fresh reminder that this week, you will be strong. So let’s keep our spirits high. And I hope you have a good read. 

Have you ever been jealous by catching a glimpse of father-daughter or father-son relationships? Undoubtedly, yes. If not in real life, movies have antagonized us. Sometimes more than being jealous, we yearn and desire to have one of those fathers. For me, it’s Chris Gardner – Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness)

We all feel that way is because those men define the meaning of father in our dictionary of life. Perhaps, if you look through our lens – all of us come together intending to seek one element. The emotional support – most of you might have tough fathers who aim to nurture you economically by focusing on physical and shelter needs. But completely restrained to embrace and open their arms to provide emotional support.

Any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to teach his children about everything he knows or learns to help them not only for financial aids but also by supplying emotional care and support from time to time and allowing the kid to choose who he/she wants to be.

On the occasion of father’s day, I want to dedicate this to all the fathers who aspire to devote their help and support to children, by serving their higher purpose of life along with big dreams.

Even if you are someone who is playing the role of a father in someone’s life directly or indirectly – you are one among those individuals, who is constantly allowing and elevating your energy to uplift that younger soul.

So let us take the time to express our gratitude for all the loving fathers and father figures (anybody – your father, teacher, brother, coach, author etc). The ones who stood by you and taught good attitudes, values, pearls of wisdom and motivated by every means at all the low and high times. 

In fact, in my life, there is a person called Jeff. I have never met him. And he doesn’t know me. But he is very dear to me. Every day I hold him in my prayers. And I make sure to gift his proficient enlightenment to anyone who steps off on a journey to a happy and successful life.

Are you wondering what am I talking about? Well, I’m talking about Jeff Keller, the author of the self-help book ‘Attitude is everything.’ You might think I am crazy, right?

But I don’t feel crazy about it. I have learned to be modest to discover, recognise, accept and gain a disciplined lifestyle of knowledge from anyone and anywhere in the world. When you are open to learning new things, the opportunities and resources will find their way out to you.

When you carry off an attitude concerned with procrastination and ‘I know better’, you’re closing your doors to improvement and betterment. If you look at the world’s best of best people in any profession, they will seem to be hungry like a wolf to learn and adapt something new.

I strongly believe that no author will put forth the wrong constituents in their book, sometimes ideologies can differ due to many external factors. Certainly, you don’t have to agree to everything. But you can see many new doors of perspectives that open before you, again it’s your score to be a better person.

To be honest, the book was gifted to me by one of my close friend, who is not anymore. I never created an opportunity or made time to read the book. But it has travelled with me through my thick and thin.

My friend had borrowed few books and this book was one among those. She described the essence and beauty of the book and that felt like love at first sight moment. I was mesmerised by her skill of renditions. I went back home and started reading the book.

These days we prefer texting than calling – it has become a convenient mode for communication. While chatting with someone, have you ever sensed a vibe in that person? Some of you might have that finesse to spot it – if that particular person is excited, interested or uninterested.

Similarly, while you are reading, especially the self-help books it confers you to the objective of the book. The tone of the author Jeff is very optimistic and you can feel the humbleness in every sentence. You will see an ulterior motive in him to drive you crazy to desire and achieve your dream by presenting the real-life examples that yields to change a person’s destiny.

You will start to train your mind using positive thinking as a technique and it will help you to determine and move forward with bigger goals. In the beginning, while reading the book I vividly remember his words – “You’re about to embark on a journey that will bring you success and happiness beyond your wildest dreams, so let’s get started.” 

During my lowest time, every page in that book has comforted me by being the ray of hope. He made sure to plant the seeds of universal laws. By mapped out everything to his readers with examples of successful people – now that’s what fathers do.

They don’t give you pieces of advice instead they layout examples that act as an anchor to hold on to. So many of them consider some high spiritual divinity or creator as a father by firmly believing and respecting that form of energy, where there is no proof that it existed or exists. And I know this man exists and he is helping thousands of people every single day.

After reading 128 pages, I hankered after the last words in the book that gratified my soul – “Go ahead – believe in yourself. Have the courage and persistence to follow your dreams. And above all, never, never forget that…Attitude is everything! May God bless you on your journey.”  

I have read a couple of self-help books, no doubt they have great insight of knowledge, but I realised you need to connect to your author to understand a book better. His purpose was to shed light and anticipate a better future lifestyle. If you weigh the humanity of the world on a weighing scale, it would turn out to show you the numbers is negative.

There only very few people who genuinely come forward to extend their hands to help the people who are lost in the maze of life. And Jeff was one of those, who became a father figure to me. If I come across anybody with a big ambition and dream to change and make a difference in the world, I make sure to gift them this book.

If you have reached the end of this article, thank you so much for reading it. Unfortunately, I don’t know how many of you are carrying a bigger purpose, if you do please buy a copy for yourself. LOL. I feel bad, but I am glad I could pass on something that can be your guide to you in the future

So happy father’s day to my Jeff! (HAPPY TEARS) 

PS: Thanks again for coming here to read, if you could relate something comment below. Else, go to the comment section and rant about your memories or anything related to your dad.

Author’s Note:

Lately, I have been observing a lot of you commenting on my timeline. Thank you for those sweet words. And I appreciate you for taking the time to read and leave a comment. If you want me to write on any particular topic, please feel free to comment below. Have a great day ahead!

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