Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Few Good Men

by Ron Tranmer

I've been told that I am thoughtful,
that my feet are on the ground.
Some say that I am likeable
and fun to be around.

It's been said that to my principles
I stand firm and true.
That I'm dependable and honest
in the things I say and do.

But the single greatest compliment
that I have ever had,
Is when somebody told me,
"You remind me of your dad."

Thank You Dad
by Anonymous

Thank you for the laughter,
For the good times that we share,
Thanks for always listening,
For trying to be fair.

Thank you for your comfort,
When things are going bad,
Thank you for the shoulder,
To cry on when I'm sad.

This poem is a reminder that
All my life through,
I'll be thanking Heaven
For a special Dad like you.

Fathers are very special people. Not to knock mothers, but they seem to get more of the focus. Fathers are often quiet and in the background, but always there when we need them. I hope we all take the opportunity today to let them know how much we care. For those whose fathers have passed on, I hope you have a happy memory to reflect on. 

And let's not forget the other good men in our lives. Brothers, uncles, grandfathers, friends, and other father figures. It doesn't require a blood connection to have a special place in someone's life. I've met a lot of great men through TTWD who I have a lot of respect for. I hope everyone's feeling the love today and knows how much they are appreciated.
Happy Father's Day!


Ana said...

Yes, there are many people for whom a "father" has nothing to do with genetics. Also male role models, etc.

Happy father and father-like day. :)

Anonymous said...


Terrific post Lea. So true, I have had so many mentors who are not blood, but have had a profound influence on my life.

Well said Lea,


ronnie said...

Lovely post Lea and very true.


Anonymous said...

Very nice post, Lea! I enjoyed the poems, too.


Emen said...

Here's to the good men. Thank you Lea.

SNP said...

Great post and very true! We all play different roles and they are all important. SO, glad to have a day to tell Dad's and Men in general how much they mean to us.

Sara said...

Aren't good men just the bomb? Happy Father's Day Lea! Sara

Anonymous said...

I know I am very lucky to have my dad! This year I gave him a carefully chosen, very pricey gift. He seemed rather nonplussed by it. Instead, he got very emotional over the mushy card I gave him. Yep. That's my dad.


Lea said...

@Ana, Yep, definitely doesn't have to be a blood relative.

@joey, Happy Father's Day and hope you enjoyed some family time!

@ronnie, Thanks for reading!

@Kitty, Glad you enjoyed it!

@Emen, Hear, hear! Or is it here, here? I've never figured that out. Lol.

@SNP, Absolutely, everyone needs to hear they are appreciated from time to time.

@Sara, Yes they are!

@Regan, Ha, sounds like my dad. No need to spend a lot of money. It's the thought that counts!