I want to wish you a Happy Friday today.
After all, I think Fridays are something to celebrate.
Why should you celebrate this Friday? Because the worst fears about this week you had back on Monday did not come true.
Fridays are like the sunrise of the the week. Just as the sun rises on each dark night, the pain of every rough week is interrupted by the hope a Friday brings.
If we can stand strong, Friday will always come.
But as much as we mire in the morosity of Monday, we don’t always celebrate on Friday.
The dream of my childhood is alive on Netflix.
When I was a kid I used to fantasize about watching any television show you wanted whenever you wanted. In my head I dreamed of a network called “The Channel” – an on demand wonderland where viewers weren’t subject to schedules or programmers, able to watch any episode at any time.
I wasn’t the only one dreaming back then. The technology I once only imagined is now available not only through Netflix but Hulu, Youtube, Amazon, On Demand, and countless other streaming services.
The archives of television (and film and music) history are at your command. If you want to watch that episode of “Sanford and Son” where Fred thinks B.B. King is trying to kill him, you could right this second.
Take a moment to be in awe of this. Less than a decade ago if you missed your favorite tv show the night it aired (and you forgot to set your VCR) then you simply missed it. Continue reading
Homer Simpson. Always a model for fatherhood. Why, just in this clip above, he shows us 3 of the most important characteristics of a great father.
A father always makes time to give advice to his child. A father is always ready to teach his child. A father is willing to endure extreme pain for his child.
Ok, so he’s not always perfect. But he does what he can with what he has.
As long as you’re doing your best with your kids and not giving up, you should be commended. If you’re at least as good a dad as Homer Simpson then you have reason to celebrate this Father’s Day.
Relax and rejoice. The children of the world appreciate you. No one knows exactly how to do what you’re doing. But we’re glad you’re trying.
Happy Father’s Day.