Sunny Side Up Sunday

Hello Dear Reader,

Today I am grateful for the wisdom of my Dad. I don't often mention him on the blog, a fact that was pointed out a little while ago by a lovely friend and co-worker. He was a beautiful kind man with a big, soft heart. Both him and Mum found each other later in life and had my sister and I in their late 30's. Dad was firm but fair and an all round lovely man. He passed away when I was 26 from Viral Cardiomyopathy and I miss him everyday.

He had thoughts and philosophies that have stuck with me over the years, like-

Look after your feet
Your health is your wealth
The best drink is water
Go fishing and eat fish
Take care of your belongings
Early morning is the best time of the day
Take pride in your home
A place for everything and everything in its place
Make things last
Family comes first
Talk with someone not to them
Be active, walk, ride and swim when you can
Eat at home
Be humble
A hards days work never hurt anyone
If you are naughty there will be repercussions

I am sure there are many more, but that is all I can think of at the moment.

Join in, what "Dadism's" do you remember from your Dad?

Have a lovely Sunday,

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  1. Hi Fiona
    your father certainly had some beautiful and inspiring values. From reading your blog I can tell that you have adopted many of his ideas in your own life. What a wonderful legacy he has left you.
    My father passed away suddenly when I was nineteen and I miss having him in my life. He was a gentle, humble and kind man who was devoted to his family.
    Some of the qualities and values that my father considered important-

    Kindness and respect
    Love for the family
    A strong work ethic
    The importance of education
    Good manners
    Growing your own food
    A glass of red wine everyday (Dad was Italian☺)
    Saving some of your money

    Thank you Fiona for a very special post today. I am grateful and feel so very blessed to have had such an incredible father.
    Regards, Maria from Adelaide SA.

    1. Hi Maria,
      Love your Dads legacy and values, you were very lucky to have him in your life. Have a lovely day, Fi

  2. How lovely to have a post about your Dad and his wisdom. I have said here before that I miss my Dad everyday. His love for me was immeasurable and completely unconditional. I try to follow his example with my love for my daughters.
    Dadisms -
    You can tell a person by their shoes - buy the best you can afford and keep them polished
    Be kind to people on your way up - you might meet them on the way down
    Value everybody the same no matter what their background
    Keep reading and searching for knowledge - it stops you becoming narrow minded
    Elbow grease works wonders
    Look after your teeth
    Slap on a smile even when you don't feel like it
    Give generously
    Don't let yourself down

    My Dad was a Londoner and would often use Cockney rhyming slang ( up the apple and pears) for stairs etc.
    Here's to all the wonderful Dads.

    1. Hi Penny,
      I love your Dads values too, so wonderful❤️I especially love -look after your teeth and be mindful of your shoes, so true. Have a lovely day, Fi


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