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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Remembering the amazing Dr Seuss with some of his witty, wacky and fun quotes:-
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.”
“ I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.“
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”
“ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!”
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.”
When Shaye was a toddler, she made me read these books over and over again. And I could never skip any pages. She had memorized every page. Lol!
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💕Dad’s 21st Anniversary💫

Found a photo of dad taken in 1961
and coincidentally today is
61 years since it was taken.
Hello Dad,
Today is the 21st anniversary
of your passing and
I want to remember
this day with gladness.
About 10 years ago,
I realized I have not
allowed myself to really
feel the pain of losing you.
And through writing
on this blog during your
anniversary and birthday,
I had finally found healing
and peace in my heart.
The kind of wealth you possess
was priceless and admirable.
you were amiable,
you were big hearted,
you were compassionate,
you were a true friend,
you loved animals and nature,
you read a lot and read till
your very last day and
you had a wonderful
sense of humour.
No, you were not perfect.
You had flaws, don’t we all?
We’re all imperfect and
that’s what makes us human.
Last year was a tough year for us,
as we had to bid farewell
to Aunt SC and Uncle W.
And I could imagine you
standing there at heaven’s gate
waiting to greet them
with open arms.
I know how fond you were
of your sister, SC and
that you were close to her
when you were both younger.
But then, we sometimes
drift apart through the years
due to many reasons.
I remember mom once said
that you had wanted to write
a book about your life.
I wish you had done so.
The truth and the many things
left unsaid would have helped
fit all the missing pieces
of the puzzle together.
But that’s okay, Dad.
I’m slowly gathering
all the missing pieces and
getting a clearer view
of the whole picture.
I miss you, dad.
I miss your smile and
I miss your warm humour.
Have a blessed day in heaven, Dad!
Always in my heart,
❤️Pat
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Happy birthday in heaven, Dad ◟(◔ั₀◔ั )◞ ༘❤️

Hello again Dad…
You may be gone for 20 years now, but your spirit is still with us.
There is so much I want to tell you, Dad and so much I want to hear from you.
But today, on your special day I simply want to wish you a happy birthday in heaven! ◟(◔ั₀◔ั )◞ ༘❤️
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Quote of the day – Jack Thorne

“Those we love never
truly leave us.
There are things that
death cannot touch.”
– Jack Thorne
(Sending warm thoughts and prayers to my cousins, MS and MY on the passing of their beloved father (︶。︶✽) ❤️)
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Remembering my beloved dad

Today marks 20 years since my dad left us.
It’s comforting to know that
when it comes to the love and bond
between a father and his daughter,
there is no expiration date.
And his love and his spirit
will continue to live and linger on,
in my thoughts,
in my heart and
in my life.
Me and my dad on my first birthday!
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more ‘ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb
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A rose for my beloved aunt

I picked a beautiful rose for you, Aunt Ying…
and I took a stroll down memory lane;
Memories of you have walked
beside me for four years,
and they constantly fill
my heart with gladness;
I’m forever thankful
for this priceless treasure.
Today, in your honor
I celebrate life,
and think of you with
love, gratitude and fondness.
“Memories and thoughts age, just as people do, But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade.” – Haruki Murakami
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Quote of the day – Deepak Chopra

“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.”
– Deepak Chopra
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Happy heavenly 88th Birthday, Dad

Hi Dad,
For many years after you left,
I felt the pain and burden of
all the things that were left unsaid.
I had like a thousand questions to ask you
and a thousand reasons not to.
Through your life struggles and illness
you had shown me what truly matters in this world.
But today, I’ll remember you in the happiest way.
Thoughts of you make me smile,
knowing you are now free and
and resting peacefully in heaven.
“Happy 88th birthday, Dad!
May the angels sing joyously to you today.”
“Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side.” – Jennifer Williamson

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Special mail to heaven!

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Hi there, Dad
Today marks 19 years since you left.  Thinking of you with love as I reflect how much we do have in common, though I look more like mom.
We both love….
~ coffee & tea. When I was young you used to pour the coffee into the saucer cos the coffee was too hot.  Oh, how I loved to drink from the saucer then.
~ snacks.  We love to snack while watching the television.
~ music.  We love Elvis Presley and we both love to sing.
~ animals.  Thank you for all the pets you had brought home.  I had dogs, bunnies, cats, fishes, tortoise though mom was not that enthusiastic then about having pets at home.
We were both good drivers and we admire antique and fancy cars. (I still like to drive a manual car).
We have a great sense of humour.  
We have a lot of patience. (But I think my patience is wearing thin since the day I got married, Dad. LOL!)
You were not a perfect dad.  You made mistakes and you had flaws.
And you had your fair share of trials and tribulations during your life journey here.
But that’s okay, Dad.  What’s important is that you were real, you did the best you could and your love was unconditional.
Thank you, Dad for being real and for being you – a simple, humble, kind, honest and generous person.
Much love and hugs, Pat
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