I encountered this amazing thought yesterday and thought it was really something. You need to see it:
Headed out early this morning to the viewing for my Uncle Jim and got this glorious picture of my Dad. His walking sticks look just like ski poles and he is always doing these hilarious poses with them to make us laugh. The slant on the driveway today was especially beneficial for the skiing motif.
I love a person unafraid to be silly and laugh at life above all else. Good job, Father. I come from very fine and very silly stock. I sincerely loved this moment.
The funeral for Uncle Jim was so great. One of my favorite funerals ever, if that's a thing. My cousin Mike spoke and said about his Dad "What was important to us, he liked." I wrote that down because I felt that was such an amazing reflection of how I want my kids to feel. That if something is important to them, I'm not just interested in it, but I'm a fan with them. Mike also said that his Dad would encourage us to "enjoy life, be sentimental, pursue your passions, and just be who you are." I liked that good advice.