This is more than a mug filled with coffee.
As I opened the mug cabinet, my arm with no hesitation reached for the top shelf to grab His mug.
I usually take a daily glance at it because the last thing I want to do it break it.
This morning was different. When I opened it, He spoke to me.
Use the mug today.
I could hear my Dad say â€œfill it up, would ya?â€
Of course. My Dad, a proud Navy man, but Iâ€™m gonna tell you why he really loved this mug.
Because it fits 2 cups of coffee and his doctors only allowed him 1 cup a day. He was 80 something and I wasnâ€™t about to argue.
He lived a life of happiness, hardship, tragedy, love again, alcoholism, then back to love and joy and sobriety!
If the man wants 2 cups ofÂ ☕️Â he can have it.
Itâ€™s Sunday morning and as I sit here reflecting about my past week and the week ahead, Iâ€™m drawn to daydream about my Dad and our relationship with one another.
He was hard on me and I never thought he â€œaccepted meâ€. Not until the last of his years at least.
Because he would tell me he was proud more often, heâ€™d ask me more questions and took an interest.
We started to appreciate one another. I remember the transition and the impact it had on me.
Many us really donâ€™t understand the impact and value communication has in a relationshipâ€”-itâ€™s powerful. Itâ€™s healing…. itâ€™s so important.
With my father accepting me, appreciating me and the life I chose….knowing thisâ€”helped me continue to follow my path and continue to achieve.
Now, no matter what, I was moving along my journey and would have. But itâ€™s so much better when you have knowledge of being supported, accepted, appreciated, understood. Right?
❇️This is why Iâ€™m loving my career
❇️This is why I changed my mind and physical body pretty drastically in a little over a year.
❇️This is why believe in the power of my â€œGet All A’sâ€…
Our internal and external interactions consist of 3 stages… acceptance, appreciation and achievement….
Stick around and strengthen your A game with meÂ 😉
I miss you Dad, and what a delicious and comforting cup of coffee this morning. Xoxo