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My Dad is simply amazing and I am so lucky to be his son. He is an outdoorsman who LOVES hiking. In fact, he's hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim more times than I could even count! He enjoys taking people on the hike as well as spending time in nature. In fact, I was even lucky enough to go with him twice, once to hike the Canyon and once as a driver to assist others in crossing off an item from their bucket list. But he also just loves hiking around town and spending time with his family, helping to encourage us to get out and enjoy nature.
My Dad is one of the hardest working people I know. He has successfully run a business alongside my Mom since the late 80s and yet he has always found time to help others as well as keeping his skills up. Always the creative, he recently found his way back to painting, something he enjoyed in his younger years and with time has been able to find time again to reacquaint himself with that skill. While I believe he has the talent to make a name for himself in the art world, he is very humble and instead focuses his efforts on self-improvement over commercial success. One day he'll be famous for his art and I'll be just as proud of his talents as I am now.
I hope you take a few minutes today to call your Father, if he's still alive, and thank him for all he's done to help you. Take a few minutes to spend some time with him if he's close by and love on him a little. While I'll be in the same state as my Father, I won't be able to see him at all. We're both in California for short-ish visits, but we're in different parts. I knew that and spent some time with him on Friday as we roasted marshmallows and taught my kiddos about S'mores. Again, I have the best Dad in the world, but I'm sure you feel the same way about your Dad.