Daddy, Sometimes I Think You Were Never a Kid

I am thrilled you are with me on my journey to celebrate the launch of the latest installment in my children’s book series; Life is Fine, When You Are Aligned! When I discussed the book launch with my publicist, he suggested I write capture a few insights into why I wrote this book. So, here we go!

Reason #1: As a parent
I write as a platform to teach, inspire and uplift my readers. As a parent, all too often, our children may choose not to listen to what we have to say. I am using my writing to tell a story and guide my children, as any parent does. When my daughter picks-up one of my books, they are learning valuable lessons and habits which is an indirect way for me to teach/parent them.

Reason #2: My daughters
My daughters inspire my writing:

  • The main character, Kylie, is based on my daughters. Life is Fine, When You Are Aligned! captures scenes, experiences, which happened to my daughters.
    • A back-pack breaking on the way to school.
    • My daughter showing up for dance without her dance shoes.
  • Life is Fine, When You Are Aligned! was influenced by my seven year old daughter who urged me on a daily basis to publish the book. (Nothing like pressure and persistence from a 7-year old.)

Reason #3: Myself (you):
My writing reflects life. It captures habits/lessons that children and adults can embrace on the way to realizing personal happiness and self-acceptance.

  1. Maintaining a working list of dreams and goals is an excellent way to realize all that you desire. (List for Santa, List for Life!)
  2. Reciting affirmations, positive thoughts, on a daily basis enhances the manifestation of your dreams and goals. (Positive Thoughts, Positive Life!)
  3. Removing self-doubt and negative self talk is the next step to achieving your dreams and goals, leading to a life of happiness. (Life is Fine, When You Are Aligned!)

 

Rule #6:
I was driving my daughter to a friend’s birthday party on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. She was in the back seat chatting away. It was a smorgasbord of observations, out loud thoughts, complaints, whining and just jibber jabber.

As we turned down the street my impatience grew, which could be heard in my tone and responses to her queries. Out of nowhere, my daughter blurted“Daddy, sometimes I think you were never a kid.”

The words clashed with my eardrums. Immediately I pulled the car over, unbuckled the seatbelt to turn around and ask her what she had just said. Without hesitation, my daughter repeated her comment, “Daddy, sometimes I think you were never a kid.”.

Then I reached towards her to give her a hug and commented,“Thank you! I love you!”

She was so right. At that moment, I seemed to have forgotten what it was like to be a kid and I completely forgot about Rule #6….…..Don’t take yourself so seriously. (Benjamin Zander’s Rule #6)

Don’t forget, we were all kids and don’t take yourself so seriously.

Love and happiness!

About authortecorner

I am on a personal mission to improve myself as a father, husband, colleague, and member of the community. My dream is to help people of all ages find their path in life. I have welcomed success into my life in pursuit of my dreams and desires of attracting love, laughter and abundance into my life.
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2 Responses to Daddy, Sometimes I Think You Were Never a Kid

  1. Joanne kennedy says:

    So good!!!! So true!!!……luv u, mom

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stacey Pedicone says:

    Wow! Thank you for the reality check! As a parent, I know I forget that I was a kid once too!

    Liked by 1 person

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