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This Father’s Day, I Appreciate My Dad

June 16, 2013

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Happy Father’s Day! Today is an excellent excuse to thank your dad for all that he has done to help you become the person you are today. From day one, your father has been there to teach you how to tie your shoelaces, and ride a bike as well as how to believe in yourself and treat others with respect. He certainly deserves this day of appreciation!

We asked our staff here at Integrative Nutrition to share some of the most valuable wisdom and advice that they have received from their dads. We got some wonderful responses…let’s just say the IIN Dads are certainly IINspiring!

 “My Dad is a scientist so he always taught me to be inquisitive and look at every problem from all angles. His open-minded approach has certainly helped me a lot over the years.  He's simply the best.” – Sharon S.

“Authenticity, generosity, and an optimistic personality will bring you a richer life than discipline, judgment, and caution.”  – Marissa L.

“I learned that worry is a useless emotion. It eats you up inside. If there's nothing you can do about something, there's no point in worrying about it. If there is something you can do about it, just do it! Not to worry, not to worry....” - Julie R.

“My Dad is a runner and he inspired me to becoming a runner as well. We've run several races together, and over the years he has taught me to never give up, and to work hard to reach my goal - something I've found useful in all aspects of my life!” – Lauren C.

“My dad is full of integrity and he has taught me the importance of honesty, hard work, kindness, and tolerance. He jumped into a harbor to help a family whose boat capsized and says 'hello' to the people he passes on the streets of NYC -- that's just the kind of guy he is.” – Laura B.

“The most valuable thing I've learned from my dad is to always conquer my fears and never let them get in the way of pursuing my dreams.” – Alexis D.

“My dad, the ever-practical engineer, taught me to always be able to count on myself. You can't always bet on luck or magic, so whether it's knowing how to change a tire or contributing to a 401K, there are many times when being prepared helps.” – Bridget S.

“My Dad is an avid outdoors man and he taught me to appreciate and respect nature. I grew up hunting, camping, and fishing and didn't always realize it then but I really loved that time that we got to spend together in the great outdoors of Colorado!” – Celsea J.

“My dad has taught me that small acts of kindness go a long way. He always knows how to brighten my day with a cup of coffee in the morning, my favorite vegan muffin, or even just a hug. Because of my dad, I have grown to be a more thoughtful and caring person.” – Alex B.

“My dad taught me all the ‘real-life’ skills that were never taught in the classroom.” – Jessica W.

What are you appreciating your father for today?