// With 11 children in my immediate family, there are a lot of birthdays to be celebrated. Whenever we sing "Happy Birthday", you can count on my dad leading the group in a rousing, upbeat tempo. Nothing bothers him more than a mournful, slow version.
// On a related note, my dad is an eternal optimist. He always sees the sunny side of every situation and has mounds of confidence that things will turn out right. This presence in my life has always been one of the most comforting things to me during hard times.
// He makes exceptional steel cut oats every single morning. He tops his with ground flax seed and honey. On Christmas morning, he makes delicious omelettes and I was really homesick for one this year (onions, peppers, mushrooms, spinach and cheese, please!)
// I've never met someone who is so consistent with their daily routine. It is so admirable. My dad's dedication to his routine has made him successful in so many areas of his life. I'm really good at creating goals to be more consistent with my daily life, but I have yet to master the follow through!
I'm wishing I could be at his birthday party tonight with my family, but I'm thinking of you dad! XOXO