Happy Birthday Dad- Laugh & Live

Friday August 24, 2012


Today is my Dad's birthday. He passed away in 1999 but it feels like it was yesterday each time his birthday or a holiday comes around. It is like this with my mom & other loved ones that are no longer alive. The loss is still there but we just have to learn to keep the wonderful memories alive inside us.

Last year I wrote THIS POST about him if you want to read more about what a crazy character he was in life! In 2011 I wrote THIS POST & shared more & also this quote from The Little Prince: 

You—you alone—will have the stars as no one else has them--…in one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…you---only you—will have stars that can laugh…”

Here are a couple other translations that are just as good:

"When you look up at the sky at night, since I'll be living on one of them, since I'll be laughing on one of them, for you, it'll be as if all the stars are laughing. You'll have stars that can laugh!"

"And when you're consoled (everyone is eventually consoled), you'll be glad you've known me. You'll always be my friend. You'll feel like laughing with me. And you'll open your windows sometimes just for the fun of it... And your friends will be amazed to see you laughing while you're looking up at the sky. Then you'll tell them, 'Yes, it's the stars. They always make me laugh!" 

I also always share this amazing poem/video: THE DASH. A must watch!

I know younger people think everyone is going to live forever. Even us older people think that too. I know when my Dad died, I never ever expected him to die when he did - I knew in my mind he would just live forever or at least a lot more years - and so it was not so....

We all have things we have to do but always remember to take time out to just enjoy & step away from the craziness.... I will be doing that for some of today in honor of my Dad.

Have a wonderful day. Step outside if you are not there & smell the roses - as they say!


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