9.20.2011

dad's pieces of advice


My pops comes in town today and I'm so excited. I'm trying not to let this cold get in the way of us spending time together. If you remember in my 'me-hee-co' posts, I just went and visited him in Mexico last month.

We have our little traditions when he comes out here. We go to the movies, and always get our necessary movie snacks; peanut M&M's and popcorn. There's just something about that salty and sweet combination that makes it so gosh darn good. We go to the grocery store. He understands my struggles with bills, so he helps out when my fridge is bare. He also makes these delicious meals that I would never think of putting together myself. We watch Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, and Ghost Adventures. We are mildly obsessed with the supernatural. I can never watch them without him here, though. It would break tradition. Oh, and I'm also the world's biggest chicken.

My favorite tradition of ours is our heart-to-hearts. We are really close, which is what I love most about our relationship. He listens. Whether it's about my hopes and aspirations, or it's about petty drama, boy problems (his favorite), or my struggles in landing a career. With his open ear, he lends a shoulder to shed a tear or two, and offers counsel.

Here are little treasures of advice he's given me when I needed a pick-me-up...

"Remember life is just one big school."
"Try to find the positive amidst all the negative."
"Keep your head up and know that something good always comes to people with big hearts. I promise."
"Remember a coin has two sides, you cant have one without the other."
"Keep your head up and stay balanced."
"If it's not difficult it's not worth doing."

I wonder what he will teach me this time.


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