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Reflecting On Father's Day & Making This a Good Week

Good morning everyone!

Father's Day is a complex holiday. For me, it's a day to express gratitude and to spend time to with my amazing and supportive dad.

For many of my friends it's a difficult day. Some of them lost their dads long before their time, some didn't grow up without a dad in their lives, and some have strained relationships or have even had to remove their dads from their lives.

My Monday morning started differently this week. After a busy weekend spending Saturday with my dad, volunteering at the Humane Society both days, and general errands, I hadn't spent a lot of time with my wife and she said that she needed some extra hubby time last night. I made a nice dinner to make up for things a bit, but unfortunately I fell asleep very quickly from the busy weekend.

This morning I made it a point to spend an extra 15 minutes in bed with her to get some extra snuggling in before I went to work. Sure, I got in about 30 minutes later than I normally do, but it was well worth it seeing her slight smile and hearing that content breathing and sigh when I said we should stay in bed a bit longer than normal.

The little things in life are more important than the daily grind. Take that extra 15 minutes in the morning to spend some time with your loved ones and pets. Work will be there no matter when you get in, those little moments won't.

#Love #TheLittleThings

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Happy Chinese New Year!

<p>Happy Chinese New Year!</p>
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Teeny Tiny Itty Bitty Victories

Today my partner said sometimes it’s hard to be gloomy or quiet around me when I’m going through a hellish mental health breakdown….and when I asked why, she said, “because you don’t take it out on me.” And that felt like a win. Like progress, from my other relationships and it made me happy. So, I just wanted to share.

Other tiny happies from the day; I walked a yorkie around the block in a stroller, I bought a mousepad at Staples, I ate no less then 4 pieces of Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza. #PizzaHut #smallvictories #TheLittleThings #Mentalbreakdown #Partner #KeepOn #StillTruckin

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Something Nice Someone Said

I somehow turned off two of my alarms I had set for work today. (I use 3 alarms). I woke up right as my 3rd alarm was going off. That's my alarm letting me know I need to leave the house. I called and let work know I had just woken up and would be late. I hate being late. Its a pet peeve of mine. I somehow managed to make it to work on time, anyway. One of my managers said, "I thought you were going to be late. I'm happy to see you. I'm always happy to see you." That took me by surprise. I said "Really?" He said, "Yeah, you're one of our best employees". That took me by even more surprise. It helps my other wise bad week feel not so bad. #Kind #encouragingWords #goodbosses #TheLittleThings

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The little things that make me smile 🍃

<p>The little things that make me smile 🍃</p>
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My souls journey

<p>My souls journey</p>
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Well, something like that... 😏

<p>Well, something like that... 😏</p>
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What's yours?

<p>What's yours?</p>
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