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Care & Strength: The First Moments of Fatherhood

Sunday, June 21st we celebrate the men who have filled the role of “father” in our lives. The transition into motherhood and fatherhood can be so different. Women experience a physical change that clearly reflects entering this new phase of life. It’s very hard to miss that something new is happening. For men, however, there is no growing belly, second heart beat or fluttering of a baby’s kicks to signal a new page outside of watching their partner. This means becoming a dad can be just as much about deciding to step into the role as it is contributing DNA. It means readily accepting the care and responsibility for a new life and that is a big job! Continue reading

VOD: College Poet Tells the Sad Truth About Growing Up Female

“You were taught to grow out, I was taught to grow in,” Lily Myers recites at the Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Her haunting poem chronicles the lessons and habits she’s picked up from her mother, passed down from the generations. Mentally she’s been conditioned to think of her self as small and that all efforts should be made to make herself smaller.

Is this a subconscious message we are sending to all young girls growing up? Is that why there’s a need for books like Lean InIt makes you take a step back and look at the messages we observe and regurgitate back out as the norm. How many times have you asked a question that started with the word sorry? More importantly, how do we empower ourselves, our sisters, our daughters and our friends to grow out instead of in?

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A Story of Fatherless Daughters and God’s Grace

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I haven’t seen my Pop in 20 years or so. I’ve forgiven him for skipping out on his fatherly duties and have accepted that he walks a path that leads him far away from home. His dreams were always much bigger than the reality his small suburban family could provide him. He wanted to change the world. And he did so through education.

He taught English through a bilingual program he developed at Boston English High School. He lectured passionately and positively about the growing Latino movement in Boston. He was even invited by Harvard University to do a lecture series about his work. I remember attending one of his lectures and was completely shocked when a swarm of undergrads rushed the lectern after his presentation, praising him for his work and his passion. His students loved him, his teacher community praised him, and his family thought he was nuts.

Pop walked down the street pinching a joint in one hand and flashing a peace sign in the other. His signature look was a “No Nukes” sweatshirt, overalls and long curly hair wrapped up in a red bandanna. No apologies. Crazy genius, I like to call him. I respect him for achieving some pretty amazing things as a teacher and advocate for the Latin community in Boston, though as a father he pretty much sucked.

Today’s story…

In 2001, my husband MG introduced me to Dorchester’s Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center, a tuition-free inner city middle school for bright girls of limited financial means. He’d been involved with the school’s fund-raising mission for some time and brought me to their annual spring event in Jamaica Plain. I remember being greeted by a bunch of smiling girls in plaid kilts, knee socks and over-sized red blazers with shoulder pads – all singing, chattering, laughing and doing double dutch. Suddenly an nun came out of nowhere and jumped between the ropes. She was really good. A couple of other nuns ran in and did the same. It was absolutely adorable. I laughed out loud. And so the love affair with MCAEC began.

After a few years of attending MCAEC’s Spring Gala, their annual fundraiser, I joined the planning committee, eventually co-chairing the event for 3 years. As my family grew, I’d take my babies along with me to the school for meetings. I would sit and breastfeed at the conference table and hand off my full-bellied baby to a friend when it was my turn to speak. I enjoyed the experiences, but longed for a real connection with the girls for whom I spent so much time raising money. Plus I was knee-deep in diapers and nap schedules. So in 2009, I took off my co-chair hat and signed up to mentor a student.

My girlfriends KF and CP also decided the time was right to reach out to one of these amazing Mother Caroline girls. So the three of us attended a meet and greet with the entire 8th grade class at a swank football party in a private box at Foxboro Stadium overlooking the 50 yard line (provided by a generous donor, of course). After a few awkward conversations, I came upon a charming girl, LR – well, “came upon” might be an unfair way to put it. Honestly, I practically gave CP the Heisman to get to her, interrupting their conversation and shoving myself between them. The reason for my boldness, though unknown to me at the time, would be revealed later.  ;-)

LR and I chatted easily for a long while, sharing some pretty personal things about each other and discovering lots of commonalities between us. She’s an old soul. Thoughtful, inquisitive, interesting, genuine, beautiful. I cornered the head of the mentoring program at the end of the game and gushed to her that I had a great conversation with LR and would love to have her as my mentee. As it turned out, LR liked me, too. So we were matched and spent the next few months getting to know each other.

The program head shared with us that typically mentor/mentee relationships start off slow. And I think that’s true for LR and me. Friendship and trust grows over time and as LR has told me, “We have a lot of years to do that.” So we’ve been sporadically setting up outings and getting to know each other. A couple of weeks ago LR and I were in the car together, talking about high schools. I mentioned that my Pop taught English to bilingual students at Boston English. She said, “My Mom went to Boston English.” Some quick math led us to realize that our parents were there at the same time. And LR’s Mom being Puerto Rican, the likelihood of her knowing my Pop was good. Really good. Really really good.

About 8:30 that night LR called and told me that her Mom had class with my Pop, “Mr. Cronin”, and remembered times staying after school with him when he’d tell her about my family and his days living in Honduras with the Peace Corps. Not only that, but she also spent a couple of years as a counselor at Pop’s summer camp “Campamento Hispano Internacional” in Waltham. I had also spent a fair amount of time at that summer camp as a kid, visiting with Pop. Weeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrd.

I’d just spent the last couple of days blogging about coincidences so I was certainly conscious of the ones happening in my life and was well-studied on synchronicities. And right there, on my family room couch, I was living through a pretty major one. I hung up the phone with LR and chewed on the idea for a minute. Then I proceeded to burst into tears. Fat ones. A full-on contorted-face-heaving-chest ugly cry.

I surveyed my mind to figure out why I was having a fit and realized that I was feeling the loving presence of my Pop for the first time in 20 years. I felt our intangible connection through the Universe. I saw the parallels between us, our mutual desire to make the world a better place, and the genetic gifts he gave me that have allowed me to be where I am today. I understood in that moment that God’s power is great. That there are no coincidences. That LR is my karmic gift, one that I am so happy to accept.

The things that had to happen and the timing of which those things had to occur was perfect. Divine. How on earth could something like this happen without God? God is perfection, organizing events in just the right way, even though to us it looks like total chaos. But it’s not total chaos, it’s divine chaos.

For me there has been a paradigm shift. LR fell away from my Mother Caroline family and neatly settled into my soul family. We are part of each others’ weaving labyrinth of life and always have been. And now we know. Now there’s no question, no surprise that I practically gave my dear friend a black eye to get to her at that football game over a year ago. Everything is written.

I thought about the series of events that had occurred over my lifetime and decided this…

Change (in some cases loss) is inevitable. Embrace it. Everything will be okay. And sometimes, what you think is lost forever is really not lost at all. God will bring it back to you in one form… or another.

Top 10 Life Lessons Learned From My Dad

Screen Shot 2013-06-16 at 9.55.32 AMWhere I am concerned, my Dad’s heart is always on his sleeve. He is so grounded in truth, so deep in his thinking, and so moral about humanity that I wonder how I got so lucky! Of course he doesn’t see it that way, and wonders instead how he got so lucky to have me. We have been through a lot together over the years, and in his “lead by example” way I have learned so much from him that I have taken into my own adulthood. My favorites:

1. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt. You  never know what kind of day someone is having and what they’re  going through. Know that most bad moods, angry words, or scowling faces have nothing to do with you. Put yourself is someone else’s shoes when you can and try to see life from another’s perspective.

2. Don’t judge someone by what color their hair is, what their job is, how many tattoos they have, or who their parents are. Just because they don’t fit a socialized mold of “acceptable” doesn’t mean they aren’t one of the most caring humans you might ever meet.

3. Every dream and every goal is attainable no matter how far out of reach it may seem at the time. Break down your dream into small steps. Do three things a day that will lead you closer to your dream.

4. Religion is a personal decision and something to be used with respect and love. Don’t push your beliefs, or your lack of belief, on anyone else. We simultaneously walk our path alone and together, and each person has their own way to self-discovery and their own definition of “divine.”

5. Your past is not an excuse for your present. Not. An. Excuse.

6. Don’t hide who you are just to make the people around you more comfortable. You have every right to shine and to be yourself, because yourself is pretty fabulous!

7. Be dedicated to your body and your health. Life is so much easier when the body is whole.

8. “Disappointments, failures, weakness, making wrong decisions and mistakes are all part of life. Some of the most valuable life lessons come from these times,” taken verbatim from a letter sent to me in college from my Dad.

9. When your family needs you, really truly needs you, drop absolutely everything and go to them.

10. Anything worth doing has a certain amount of fear associated with it. Don’t be afraid of that fear and know that moving forward can be scary. Again, taken verbatim from a  letter my Dad gave me upon high school graduation…”As you head in a new direction in your life, don’t let fear keep you from moving ahead. Moving       forward can be scary because you are going into the unknown. Staying  where you are is usually safe and comfortable but you never get anywhere. You have so many qualities that will take you anywhere you want to go.”

Above all…always let your kids know you support them one thousand percent, no matter what they do, where they go or who they become. They need you and life is a whole lot easier to manage with that kind of love.

5 Tips for a Healthier Father’s Day BBQ (Recipe Included!)

asianbbg_chicken_ribsSummer is here at last, and with it comes beach days, lemonade stands, and, of course, barbeques! Lucky for us, Father’s Day is just a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to get out the grill and have an outdoor meal.

If you’re among the health and wellness-conscious, though, then you might be wondering: What about the health risks? Isn’t there a link between grilling and exposure to cancer-causing chemicals? Your fears would not be entirely unfounded. The primary risks associated with barbequing come from using a high heat, grilling high-fat meats, and inhaling the smoke produced by this combination. But never fear! There are steps you can take to ensure a healthy, hazard-free Father’s Day BBQ.

Here are 5 tips to help you have the perfect BBQ feast Dad will love on his special day:

  1. Turn the temperature down. This will minimize flare ups and charring which can be harmful to health. Grill at a medium heat – and you can always pre-cook meats and fish a bit in the oven before throwing them on the barbeque.
  2. Opt for low-fat foods. This isn’t anything personal against healthy fats, but for grilling purposes, vegetables, fish, and lean meats are the way to go. Heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, both carcinogens, tend to form as fat drips off into the flames and creates smoke. Less fat, less risk!
  3. Use olive oil, lemon juice, or soy sauce for delicious, anti-char marinades. Thick marinades tend to smoke up more, so these thinner, healthier glazes will not only add great flavor but keep charring to a minimum.
  4. Line your grill with aluminum foil and/or place food on the perimeter. Anything you can do to minimize grease dripping into direct flame will ensure that your barbequing experience stays healthy and smoke-free. If you just must have that blackened taste, then get your fix through vegetables, whose proteins aren’t affected by heat in the same way meat proteins are.
  5. Clean the grill before your party! This goes without saying, but it’s healthier, more hygienic, and less hazardous to cook foods on a freshly cleaned grill.

Now that you’re all set for healthy, risk-free Father’s Day BBQ, here’s a mouth-watering recipe that will make the perfect centerpiece for your feast. It uses a lean meat, a thin marinade, and a healthy dose of spice that Dad will love. Enjoy!

Asian Barbeque Chicken


  • 1 pound chicken
  • ¾ cup plum and/or apricot sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons Wakaya Perfection Organic Ginger Powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional; sprinkle on after cooking)


Stir all ingredients together until well blended. Adjust spices according to your taste. Meat can be marinaded in sauce or just brushed on at barbecue time. Brush glaze on meat at least twice per side while cooking, and turn meat often to minimize charring. Serve with a side salad or baked beans.


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Happy Father’s Day Week! Share With Us Your #fathersday Intent For A Chance To Win A Father’s Day Gift!

We’re thankful for fathers and the father figures in our lives. Their guidance, patience and especially their love has made us who we are. Sometimes we recognize them in unexpected places – like when we laugh, or the way we deal with frustration, or how our second toe is longer than all the others. In some ways, Dads are always present.

Our founder, Mallika Chopra learned the very concepts that shaped intent.com from her father, Deepak Chopra – so we know well the power of a father’s wisdom.

All this week, we’re honoring what makes Dads so special. How do you intend to celebrate your father or father figure? Share with us your Father’s Day intent on Intent.com (add #fathersday to your intent) or on our Intent.com Facebook wall and you could win a set of eco-soft BambooDreams Men’s Tees from Yala – just in time for Father’s Day.

Looking forward to reading your Father’s Day intents in celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday! 

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Happy Fathers Day; Happy For This Day; Respectfully

Happy Fathers Day; Happy For This Day; Respectfully


Happy Fathers Day; Happy For The Way; Respectfully


Tribute to Fathers; The Architects, Inspiring Foundation and Legends of Life; Respectfully

Vision; Respectfully

Fathers are the epitome of courage and visions that encompass responsibleness; stability and sustainability

Moments ; Respectfully

The moments that a Father provides to his Children are truly priceless

Teacher; Respectfully

A Father is amongst the greatest of coaches; friends; guide; teacher and inspiration to their Children respectively

Strength ; Respectfully

A Father is the source of admirable characteristics; reliance and the strength along with so many of the very finest virtues of life

Essence ; Respectfully

A Father is the mutually cherished essence of his Child’s; his Children’s life; the bond is truly amazing

Admirable; Respectfully

There is an admirable dependency when the Children speak of their Father

Heart; Respectfully

A Father teaches his Child; Children to understand and recognize that the true beauty of life is not relating to the physical appearances alone; but is represented by the beautiful gracefulness of the heart of the mind and the mind of the heart respectively

Remembrance; Respectfully

This is also wishing the Fathers who are no longer amidst us and wishing them peace, joy, love, harmony and happiness always; God Bless

We respectfully acknowledge their erstwhile contributions appreciatively;May their inspiration continue to guide and provide their Respective Families with the foresight and strength to achieve and accomplish their respective visions and dreams consistently; God Bless

Happy Fathers Day; Happy For This Day; Respectfully

Happy fathers day, Happy for this day; indeed happy for each and every day of this wonderfully magnificent creative life always; God Bless

Happy Fathers Day; Happy For The Way; Respectfully

Happy fathers day; Happy for the way; for providing the instrumental guidance relating to practice righteousness in all forms of thoughts, speech and actions respectively; God Bless

Tribute to Fathers; The Architects, Inspiring Foundation and Legends of Life; Respectfully

With sincere appreciative gratitude and utmost thankfulness; God Bless

Keep Discovering Your True Nature Your True Self Love & Light God Bless, Vashi Ram Chandi

Intuition; Respectfully

Let us seek to awaken our inner wisdom – our higher consciousness- Let us seek to develop our intuition- Intuition is our inner guidance and compass of life- Intuition is the wisdom of the Soul- God Bless

God Bless; Respectfully

May One and All be Blessed with a Vision of Good Health, Awareness, Happiness, Joy, Prosperity, Progress and Wisdom always- God Bless

Love, Light and Wisdom,

God Bless,


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A Father’s Tips for Back to School

The start of the new school year can be a nerve-wracking time for our kids and stepkids. Here are 10 tips to help smooth the way. (Pronouns alternate between genders.)

1. Listen to what’s happening. If she’s stressed or upset about cliques, teams, new subjects, or anything else—give her your attention. Provide her time to get things out and do some processing before jumping in with judgments or suggestions.

2. Help him keep perspective. Gently remind him that there are more important things than who’s wearing what, or who is going out with whom. Let him know (in word and deed) that you love him for who he is, no matter what.

3. Set the stage. Ask your child what a successful school year would look like for her—friends, sports, activities, dating—and then have her tell you about how important each goal is to her and if she thinks each one is realistic.  It’s OK to discuss your expectations regarding grades, but remember the important lessons learned outside the classroom and all the pressures which face our kids today.

4. Nurture your special father-child bond. Go out for ice cream, go swimming, shoot hoops, or do something you know he loves. The beginning of school is a great time to begin a new tradition. How about a lunch date the last Saturday of every month?

5. Let her cope and experiment. School can be a great place for her to learn important personal and interpersonal skills which will serve her later in life. Don’t rush in to solve every problem – listen. But never back down where her personal safety is concerned.

6. Walk a mile in his shoes. Try to imagine what he’s experiencing and what it means to him. Your understanding and empathy can help him make it through his own trials.

7. Celebrate success. We dads sometimes tend to focus more on what’s not going right than we do on what is going well. Be sure to let her know how proud you are of her talents and accomplishments—even if they are not readily recognized by others.

8. Be his hero. Stay always mindful of his unique spirit and give him your loyalty, kindness, acceptance, respect, and support. Your influence in his life is unique, so make it as positive as possible.

9. Tell stories about yourself. Many things have changed since you were a kid, but most of the important stuff is still the same. Share your own youthful struggles with staying true to yourself, your values, and your friends. Don’t make every story into a lecture, and be sure to admit your mistakes—they can teach her a lot (starting with humility)!

10. Honor his interests. Even if his passion isn’t your first choice for fun, be there for him, let him teach you about his interests, and learn why he’s passionate about them. Your validation is a huge help to him.

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Happy Fathers Day; A Respectful Tribute to Fathers; The Architects, Inspiring Foundation and Legends of Life

Happy Fathers Day

A Respectful Tribute to Fathers;

The Architects, Inspiring Foundation and Legends of Life



A Humble & Admirable Tribute to Fathers;



Fathers are The Very Most  Admirable; Considerate; Creative; Honourable; Intelligent; Loving; Respected and Thoughtful Persons



Fathers are the Symbol of Admiration; Appreciation; Consideration; Compassion; Courage; Determination; Dependable; Faith, Hope, Love, Vision,Wisdom, Noble Principles & Values and the very Finest Virtues of Life



Fathers; The Meaningful Pioneer of of their Children’s Lives



Fathers are the epitome of Courage; Responsibilities and Visions that encompasses meaningfulness; purposefulness; responsibleness; sustainability and stability



Fathers are amongst their Children’s greatest Friend and Inspiration



A Father provides his Children with with innumerable precious gifts that are each a treasure beyond compare



The moments that a Father provides to his Children are priceless



Fathers nurture their Children thoughtfully; with love, care and utmost affection, standing by us at each and every step of Life resiliently; as a pillar of strength; confidence; guidance and meaningful and purposeful encouragement



Children should seek to always be there for their Fathers likewise; standing by and very most lovingly; supporting their Fathers at each and every step of Life; always with Admiration; Appreciation; Consideration; Immense Gratitude; Love and Respect for their Fathers always;


Good Wishes

God Bless Fathers to be always Blessed with a Vision of Good Health, Happiness and Wisdom;always with the Very Best in Life



A Father is the very Pillar; The very meaningful foundation upon which the Children’s Life is so very meaningfully and purposefully established and there onwards constructively built and shaped with a vision that encompasses values based principles and responsibilities; apart from integration of the very best virtues that life provides at each and every stage meticulously


Good Natured Principles & Values

A Father is the stable and meaningful foundation of good natured values based principles


The Very Greatest Inspiration

Fathers are the great inspiration of the Children’s Life; that molds; shapes; designs; sculpts their Children’s Life very most affectionately;characteristically, considerately, cherishingly, inspiringly, meaningfully,; motivatingly and thoughtfully



A Father is amongst the very greatest of coaches; friends; guides; teacher and inspiration


Trust – Integrity

A Father teaches his Children the values based principles amongst which trust is the very most salient


Power – Empowering

A Father teaches his Children to recognize the wonderful gift of abilities that the Children are endowed with; the power that prevails within and to utilize it meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly



Fathers are amongst the greatest of Legends and Inspiring Foundations of their Children’s Lives



A Father teaches his Children to identify and establish a balance in each and every aspect of our life meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly


Intuitive – Insightful

A Father is amongst the very most intuitive of Persons; being able to perceive and comprehend so many aspects of life effortlessly and then seeking to explain the importance of each and every aspect to his Children in detail


Walk – Talk – Smile – Aspects

A Father helps the Mother who teaches her Children how to walk, talk, smile, understand and so many more wonderful aspect about one’s ownself


Source of Strength

A Father is the source of admiration; appreciation; consideration; confidence; courage; reliance; strength and so many more fine virtues of life


A Father – The Very Essence of Life

A Father is the very essence of the Children’s life; and means so very much more that words cannot express the Fathers greatness in these humble few words alone


Admirable Dependency

There is an admirable dependency when the Children speak of their Father; even one word or millions of words cannot express the immense gratitude the Children experience when they reflect upon and recall the virtues of their Father



A Father is always incomparable and outstanding



Whenever any reference is made or spoken about a Father; it is truly thoughts of sheer admiration and Wisdom that come to mind; the gracefulness and eloquence in speech; the intelligence; the tremendous support that the Father provides to the Family for which the Children are immensely thankful always



The meaningfulness that a Father is able to convey to his Children encompasses amongst the very finest of values based principles and wisdom always



The Very Greatest Gift of our Life

A Father is truly the very Most Greatest Gift of of the Children’s Life; the Very Most Precious Life of the Children’s Life




A Father identifies and creates Hope where none prevailed before



A Father is a genius



A Father is the architect of the Children’s life along with the Mother; guiding the Children wisely at each and every stage of the Children’s lives considerately; meaningfully; purposefully; responsibly and very most thoughtfully




A Father seeks to listen; understand and then respond meaningfully with responses that are taking the long term prospects; brighter future; well sustainable and stable lives of their Children into careful consideration


Listening & Understanding – Responding

The key factors that the Fathers provide to their Children’s predicaments is attentively listening and understanding with utmost affection, attention; consideration and wisdom that the Children are truly overwhelmed with the immense love and sincerity; along with the magnificently wise advice and guidance which certainly matters and proves to be of strategic importance at various stage in the Children’s lives accordingly




A Father is the pioneer of inspiring intelligence




A home is not a home without a Father




A Father guides his Children to to meaningfully recognize the vision of our life and purposefully embark towards each and every step with responsibilities




A Father is amongst the very most honourable of persons in their Children’s lives




A society is not a society without our Fathers




A Father is a champion of champions for his Children; pioneering and achieving and yet not seeking the lime light or acclaim, a Person who selflessly provides and keeps providing the Children with the very most meaningfulness; purposefulness and responsibleness within each and every moment; as well as in each and every aspect of Life very most thoughtfully




A Father humbly overlooks at all the achievements and accomplishments and keeps on striving diligently to ensure that his Family; the family at Home and the Family; the Universe are always Happy




A Father virtually accomplishes so many events with intelligence and wisdom that only a Father could ever accomplish; truly amazing and remarkable



Patience – Resilience

A Father is the symbol of patience and resilience



The Children are aware of how their Father has – is and will always face the challenges of life with courage; intelligence and wisdom



A Father  brings about miracles upon miracles in the Children’s life daily; every moment of the Children’s lives with their Father is truly considered as amongst the greatest of Miracles ever by the Children


True Self

A Father enables his Children to recognize their trueselves


A Father is a Father; Like no Other; He is always Amazing; Incomparable & Outstanding

A Father  is a Father;  there is no comparison to a Father since he is unique and amazing; intelligent and meaningful; magnificent, wise and thoughtful; humble and encouragingly inspirational; constructive and creative; incomparable and outstanding



Every aspect that relates to a Father is phenomenal from the perspective of creativity; intelligence and constructiveness



A Father instills the confidence in his Children and seek to make the Children recognize and carefully understand the value of each and every aspect of life meaningfully; purposefully; respectfully and responsibly



A Father constructs foundations that encompass virtues of the highest goodness for one and all meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly


Envisage; Vision; Wisdom

A Father envisages their expectations manifesting with a vision of wisdom as only a Father can


Family; Passions

A Father empowers his Children; enabling them re discover their passions in life


Instrumental; Steps

A Father perceives impediments in his Children’s lives as stepping stones to potential accomplishments and guides his Children with meaningfulness; purposefulness and thoughtfulness from a perspective of responsibility with meaningful consistency


Intuitive – Insightful

A Father is intuitive and insightful; articulating his notions intuitively


Eminent Reminder

A Father reminds his Children that the Soul characterizes the essence of life



A Father compliments each and every day of life, by defining the virtue of admiration eloquently; apart from elaborating upon the various characteristics of so many innumerable aspects of life; truly as only a Father can proudly do so


Affection; Love & Respect – Disciplined Approach

A Father spends his lifetime selflessly showering immense love and affection towards his Children at each and every aspect of life; only as a Father can, while simultaneously seeking to ensure that an disciplined regimen is meticulously observed and a systematically organized methodology is adapted and pursued diligently



A Father teaches his Children to immensely appreciate and recognize the phenomenal treasures of versatile abilities that the Children have been endowed with and to utilize these meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly


Beauty; Heart Perceiving

A Father teaches his Children to understand and recognize that the true beauty of life is not relating to the physical appearance; but to the beauty of the Heart



A Father enables his Children to perceive the purity of his Children’s hearts filled with compassion; to recognize the gentleness; the compassionate nature that dwells within themselves



A Father teaches his Children that that consideration and thoughtfulness for others around themselves creates an incredible difference and impact in their lives as well



A Father encourages his Children to become more creative and explore their greater potentialities meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly whilst managing the certainties that dwell alongside proficiently; meaningfully; purposefully; thoughtfully and with utmost responsibilities always



A Father truly brings out the moral courage that resides within each and every one of his Children very most magnificently as only a Father can



A Father with his resilient attitude and determination show his Children that the endurance; the strength within each and every one of his Children is inspired with an indomitable willpower


Encouragement; Meaningful Balance

A Father encourages his Children to soar to reach the altitudes of meaningful objectives and accomplishments, whilst reminding his Children to simultaneously maintain their attention on the ascent to the pinnacle precariously; as well as ensuring their our alignment and optimal balance is very most precariously and carefully maintained with sustainable diligence; and time and again; over and over again with utmost responsibilities



A Father teaches his Children to believe in their trueselves with the purpose of accomplishing  greater good for others and themselves as well



A Father teaches his Children that gratitude is essentially a sign of nobility; the more grateful they are; the more meaningful they are; the more purposeful they are; the more responsible and thoughtful that they are while gratefully acknowledging all that they have been provided with based upon a perspective of humility and responsible awareness; they are further equipped with more resourcefulness accordingly



A Father brings tremendous happiness to the family with his graceful and loving attitude always



A Father inspires his Children to have Hope; to trust and recognize its uniqueness of the virtue of Hope



A Father inspires his Children with his caring touch in every aspect of family upbringing; family evolution; nurturing thoughtfully and adding meaningfulness and purposefulness to every aspect of Life; as only a Father can



A Father motivates his Children to recognize the value of each moment for what it signifies and to ensure that it is wisely invested in with a meaningful; purposeful and responsible approach to each and every aspect of life consistently



A Father is noble and brings about remarkable changes at each and every instance by truly winning the admiration and hearts of his Children always; Whenever any reference is attributed to A Father, it is expressed; accorded; extended with the very highest Pride; Honor and Nobility



A Father evokes within his Children to instill within themselves a passion for appreciation of the very finest in life always and making themselves believe that they always have what it takes to accomplish meaningful objectives purposefully and responsibly



A Father teaches his Children that the theory of peaceful co existence; non violence in all forms of thoughts; speeches and actions is among the very most vital and essential ingredient of each an every aspect of life consistently



A Father purposefully and thoughtfully expresses his perspective with a meaningful and purposeful approach regarding various aspects of life responsibly


A Father also teaches his Children that

A Father also teaches his Children to have hope; courage and a vision; that when one avenue of happiness is filled with obstacles and impediments; roadblocks; there are always other avenues of meaningfulness; purposefulness and responsibleness prevalent in life as well; provided of course that his Children seek to carefully take the meaningful; purposeful and responsible initiatives intelligently; spontaneously and wisely; while ensuring that no permission is given to any avenues that might be deviating from ethical practices; practicing and observance of a conventional protocol of good and responsible conduct and character always


Tribute to Fathers

As a token of appreciation for the immense and very most valuable efforts that Fathers take for their Children; the Children should always seek to strive very most diligently; meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly to accomplish and excel in their respective endeavors; taking care of their duties; agendas; assignments; objectives; from a perspective of meaningfulness; purposefulness and responsibleness always



The above was a very brief admirable prelude since the greatness of a Father could not be expressed in these humble few words alone


History; Fathers are Truly the Pride of our Lives

History is testament to the evidential factor that will always proudly express that Fathers are truly the Pride of our Lives always; and it is a great privilege to humbly acknowledge this with sincere appreciation; utmost thanks and gratefulness always the wonderfulness of Father in the lives of their Children with a perspective of profound Pride and Respect always



May One and All be Appreciative; Grateful and Thankful



May Happiness be showered on One and All; May One and All be Healthy;



May One and All be Loved & Respected; May One and All have Well-being



May One and All realize that their Happiness is linked to others Happiness;



May One and All recognize that when the World is Happy, they are Happier;



May One and All discover the true meaning of Life is that Life is Precious



May One and All be Resourceful & Talented; May One and All Achieve and Excel;



May One and All be Considerate; Creative; Meaningful; Purposeful and Responsible;



May One and All Love Nature; The Environment & Humanity;



May One and All Respect One Another; May One and All Inspire One Another;



May One and All realize that they each have a very meaningful and special purpose in Life;



May One and All believe that they are the precious Gems of this Universe;



May One and All realize that Life is Beautiful; Precious, Meaningful and Purposeful;



May One and All be a Symbol of Gods Loving Love and Light; Radiating Joy for others;



May One and All be Blessed with a Vision of Happiness, Prosperity, Progress and Wisdom always


God Bless

May God Bless You and Your Families with a Vision of Good Health; Wellness; Happiness & Wisdom always; God Bless


World’s Happiness

When the World is Happy, We are all Happy; In one another’s Happiness is our true Prosperity, Development and Greatest Happiness


Universal Appreciation; Happiness; Gratitude & Wisdom

May Universal Appreciation; Good Health & Wellness; Happiness; Consideration; Compassion; Respect; Peace; Love; Cooperation; Inspiration; Gratitude; Economic Development, Stability; Prosperity, Progress & Wisdom prevail always


Love & Light;


God Bless,




©2009 Vashi Ram Chandi



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Best of the INTENTernet: Thanks, Dad!

For this week’s best of the INTENTernet, we have gathered the best content around the web on honoring our fathers–this Sunday and all year-round. Not only do we have great gift and un-boring gift ideas for your old man, we have also collected informative articles, quotations and a classic podcast episode from Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life that just might quite literally make you laugh and cry. Happy Father’s Day, everyone! 

Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate Father’s Day  from Beliefnet. Sometimes the right quotation or two from an artist, author or great historical figure sums up our complex relationship with our fathers.

Father’s Day Gift Guide from The Huffington Post. A creative and yet practical meaningful gift guide for fathers that thankfully, does not involve ties, alcohol, golf clubs or power tools.

Great Green Gifts for Dads from the daily green. This useful list of gift ideas is heartfelt, eco-friendly and most importantly– won’t break your checking account.

Great Green Alternatives to Traditional Gifts for Dads and Grads from Planet Green. An eclectic list of sustainable and groovy presents, from recycled record coasters to handmade Star Wars-themed gadget cozies.

More Dads Working Long Hours, Study Confirms from msnbc.com. This article does not have gift ideas, but may give you more incentive to really give your dad a chance to relax and de-stress.

‘We Need Fathers to Step Up’ by President Barack Obama from Parade.com. This title speaks for itself.

Episode 289: Go Ask Your Father from This American Life. I will let the introduction to this 60-minute podcast speak for itself: "In this show, sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they’ve always wanted to know about their father. The answers aren’t always what they hope for."

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