Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Sunday I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be.
Anyway, thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you. (Click on any thumbnail to see the image larger, and then scroll through the larger images via the “prev” and “next” buttons.)
If you’d like to send in photos to be considered for Sunday’s “This is beautiful you” and other future blog posts, please post them on the Facebook wall (we need lots more!). Sorry, emailed photos will not be considered. Only upload photos that you don’t mind me using, and that you have the rights to. The photos can be of yourself, or you with anybody that you love or are close to (kids, friends, significant others, parents, siblings, whoever!).
I wish I could post them all today. If your photo didn’t make it, check back next week! The picking process is 100% random.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
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SDL’s Quote of the Day
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
The girl with Down's syndrome is so precious. Also, the soldier dad with his two little girls is so sweet!
I love the dad playing video games while his baby sits on the couch next to him! Now that is REAL! lol :) Actually, loved many of the pictures today.
BUT ... my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ... is the one of the girl with down syndrome and Starbucks! (I may be a little biased here)
Einstein and I should have been friends. We both like to think and we both didn't get along well in school....
I love the one of the girl with the chocolate milkshakey thing & awesome hat - such a beautiful smile, it's making me smile!
There's just something about dad and kid pics that always warm my heart. Its just so nice to see men who love their kids, in a culture where machismo too often overshadows tenderness.
My fave this week is definitely the guy in the hospital with the Bunny Ears. What an awesome example of how humor helps to get one through the hard times.
Definitely the post of the hospital-ridden dad with the bunny ears. It reminds me each day to be grateful for the time I have left with my dad even though his dementia took away both his laughter and his bunny ears. Love your forthright posts. It has been a long time since I visited this page. I need to stop by more often.
The gentleman in the hospital...even thought things look bad all hooked up to the machines,etc I saw past that to his smile and sense of humor...LOVE the bunny ears :)
I think my favorite is the one of the guy in the hospital bed with the bunny ears on. :-P
I'm glad that mypicture captured that. It's exactly how my family handles things. My dad taught me many things, but keeping a sense of humor even in the roughest of times was one of my favorite lessons.
Sueann, my heart just ached when I read your post. I'm so sorry that dementia is stealing your dad. I hope the memories of his laughter carry you through the hard days. I have the bunny ear picture hanging near my desk as a reminder to keep smiling no matter what. There is nothing in the world like the bond between a father and his daughter!
That's my dad!! He was in the ICU and refused to take off the ears for his CT scan. The nurses adored him. The picture was taken less than 3 weeks before he passed. Not a day goes by where I don't miss him. He never lost his sense of humor!
@ValerieWoodward I wrap myself in memories of his laughter and I call him twice a day just to hear his voice. I know that may sound a little excessive, but I want my voice to open and close his day with love. That's the very least I can do for all the love and care he gave me an I bumped and jostled my way through life. And, yes, the bond between father and daughter is oh so strong.
So sorry you lost your daddy. What a wonderful man he had to have been and what great memories you must have!!!
Valerie...I'm so sorry for your loss of your dad. But I am very thankful that he was yours and that he never lost his sense of humor! I'm sure in some way that helped ease some of the pain and that beside his love for you his laughter at life's not so funny situations gives you strenght to continue to laugh yourself. I bet you have that same twinkle in your eye :)
P.S Why does my avatar show up sometimes and not others? @ValerieWoodward