In today's busy time, it is easy to neglect those who are closed to us, who does things for us, who are part of our routines.
It is easy to take these closed ones for granted. We forget that they have lives, too. They have their routines just like us. They have happiness to achieve.
Let's say thank you and appreciate them by treating them just like how we want to be treated.
For years, the boys have begged, pleaded, cajoled and offered all sorts of inducements to ensure I participated in the Parents' Race at their school; to no avail.
This year was different.
Off to a blazing start at the #Fathers ' race at #DWC 's #Sports Day.
I didn't think this would happen it never crossed my mind that it would mold i always rinse it with hot water when i was done using it but i guess Rasta why it molded from being wet but omg i will not be using these any longer i was a dedicated nose sucker user but not anymore thanks IG for this one ugh.....#ig#Instagram#moms#mothers#fathers#dad#parents#everyone
On the night flight ✈️ Thai airways LND - BKK - Phuket.
Sat middle aisle between two groups of rowdy men...drinking heavily.
Group on my right (late forties- fifties) told their wife's or girlfriends....they were going on a boys golfing holiday.
The drunk group on the left aisle (late thirties- forties) told their wife's or Gfs they were going on a boys fishing!- Holiday.
Destination: Pattaya (which has one of the busiest red light districts next to Bangkok)
The two gangs of men were discussing across the middle aisle across me and a respectable middle aged Thai lady.
In loud loutish tone "What they did last trip or what they were going to do with the lady's of the night... in detail.
No respect!!! After being cocky with the air stewardesses because she wouldn't give them any more alcohol for being loud, disturbing passengers some with children.
I just couldn't hold it back anymore trying to sleep.
I asked them if they had mothers, sisters, wife's, and daughters... show some respect. I apologised to the Thai lady. "Saying not all British men are like this. Hooligan mentality. I couldn't help telling them
that 80% of the girls working in Pattaya were "single mothers" sacrificing, working to feed, educate their kids and families in poor villages. 80% have children👩👦👦 because of the ways and how it is in Thailand, fathers don't have to pay child support for their children..and soon disappear after children are born. They are mothers, daughters, sisters Not meat in a market. Behind their smile, happy act is a sad story... they sacrifice for their children and poor families, disillusioned that Prince Charming will arrive on a white horse.
Silence from the fishermen and 🏌
To which the respectable Thai lady sat near me and stewardess gave me the biggest genuine Thai smile.
As we listened to drunken snores all the way to Bangkok.
Thinking if only their wife's knew.
Fishing 🎣 Pattaya .
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I Can Only Imagine was such a great and inspirational movie. Based on a true story and about a father, God turn anything around and use anybody. You are never to far from God. My story might not be the same as Bart from #Mercyme , but everyone has their own story and God can use that as your testimony just like he used Bart to write the song "I Can Only Imagine." My pops and I used to be best friends, hanging out and sharing laughter, then I became stubborn and as much as my dad has helped me, I wasn't appreciated even though I thought I was, but it took me awhile before I realized maybe it wasn't him, it was me, it was my attitude, my lack of respect for him and his house, but he has always been there, even when sometimes it doesn't feel like it, he is. Thank you for your service and loving your kids pops. I know you won't see this, but I pray for you all the time, and for our relationship to be mended, to be how it used to be. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood so that we may have everlasting life and that life more abundant, Christ forgave us even when we don't deserve forgiveness, I know I might not be the best or most wonderful son, but I ask for your forgiveness, thank you for being my dad. Don't be afraid to share your story, tell someone you love them, tell them they matter, share hope with someone. You're still breathing, God isn't finished writing your story or done using you. You have purpose and you are loved, you're not alone. Love you pops #icanonlyimagine#icanonlyimaginemovie#fathers#love#comfort#peace#hope#God#Jesus#purpose#called#forgiveness#notalone#military#uniform#army#story#Godisgood#letHimuseyou#testimony
If you want something different you have to commit to DOING something different.
I learned this the hard way!
The difference between having failed at my first marriage and succeeding in my second has everything to do with my community. Growth comes through accountability always has and always will!
Feeling super grateful for the opportunity to add value to my #BOSC#Grindation tribe!