Father’s Day gushings

19 Jun


Daddy and I 2

and of course happy Father’s Day to all the Daddy’s out there also!!!!!!

I do have to say that I’m a bit partial, as I throughly believe that mine is the best. Sometimes just to hear his laugh, I call him, as I know at some point I’ll say something that will make him laugh out loud. I most definately know that any joy that comes out of me, especially through my eyes is due to him. My Dad showed me the proper way to laugh and to smile, with sheer abandon. Proper laughter should be done for it’s own sake, sometimes, most often, cracking one’s own self up, being the most infectious 😀

” If you are joyfull, it will shine in your eyes and in your look, in your conversation and in your contentment. You will not be able to hide it because joy overflows.

Joy is very contagious, try, therefore, to be always overflowing with joy, wherever you go.

Joy according to St. Bonaventure, joy has been given to man so he can rejoice in God because of hope of the eternal good and all the benefits he recieves from God. Thus he will know how to rejoice at his neighbor’s prosperity, how to feel discontent concerning empty things.

Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like a sun in a community.

We should ask ourselves, ‘Have I really experienced the joy of loving?’ True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet it brings us joy. That is why we must pray and ask for the courage of love.” Mother Teresa


may you continue to smile and may joy be the mantle that clothes you!


One Response to “Father’s Day gushings”

  1. Mike K. June 19, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    What a wonderful, wonderful picture of you and your father, Elsie. And now I know who to thank for YOUR smile and laugh I have come to enjoy through your podcasts. Thank you, Mr. Escobar.

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