Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Either you care or you don't

Hello Gorgeous!! I usually do not re post past written articles, but today is the day that I celebrate my father, for the beautiful, wonderful being he was. I wrote a post about him a few months back and would love to share him with you again today!

I read an article in the September issue of Marie Claire, which features Ashley Olsen, who's quote is spot on..."Your either born with a sense of style or you're not. Either you care or you don't."

After reading this quote, I thought back to the many life lessons my father taught me. He was every essence of the word 'Gentleman', loving, handsome, stylish, charming, witty and a fabulous dancer.

~Above all things, LOVE and Be LOVED, this is your legacy~

My father had this debonair way about him, when he walked into a room, people noticed. He came from humble beginnings and worked hard to provide a 'good life' for his wife and kids. He took much pride in his appearance and was an encouraging soul, saying things like"Sky's the limit". You can have anything you want, as long as you are willing to work for it.

God called my father home in December of 2000; here are a few of the Life Lessons he taught me:

  1. Always look presentable when leaving your home, you never know who you may run into or meet.
  2. You could be wearing a fabulous outfit, but if your hair is not neat, you may as well not bothered getting dressed.
  3. Your Belt and shoes should always match. Chica's, match your belt, shoes and handbag.
  4. Keep your hands and feet manicured...people look!
  5. Introduce yourself with a firm handshake, confident smile and use your full name
  6. Keep your shoes polished and buffed...neatness matters.
  7. Shoulders back, head up....walk with confidence
  8. Treat yourself and others with respect
  9. Live life to the fullest, have fun, take risks and shake what your mamma gave you!!!
  10. Above all things Love and be loved this is your legacy

19 comments:

Mira is triplet crown said...

Great post. Sometimes the lessons our dads teach us don't get through to us until after they're gone. Too bad

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Jennifer Juniper said...

These lessons will take you far in life. What a wise man.

Jules said...

Those are GREAT rules to live by! I don't always follow #1....But I should!

JennyMac said...

What a great tribute to your Dad. Love his rules to live by...

Heavenly Housewife said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, this is a great post with really good advice. I wish i followed these more ;)

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful post, great advice!

Crissy said...

Your dad sounds like he was a wonderful man!

I was raised by hippies but girlfriend, I am trying! I need to read more of your stuff!!!

Spot On Your Pants said...

What a great legacy. I needed to see this today. SITS hello.

becca said...

Wow! Your dad sure would have been disappointed in me these days. I can barely find the time to shower, let alone have anything manicured, polished, put together or matching!

He sounds like he was a stunning man... a beautiful tribute to him!

Visiting from Sits

Sassy Chica said...

Hello Spot on & Becca....

Welcome and thank you for visiting and commenting...please do come back again soon!!

Smooches,
mwah-mwah
Sassy Chica

Tina Lane said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your Dad's lessons.

It is not often that we think about our LEGACY. Wow. Your post has me meditating on life.

Sassy Chica said...

Hi Tina,
I am so happy you enjoyed my post, thanks for visiting and commenting!!

mwah-mwah
Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Wow, what a great post. Reading that, your dad kind of reminded me of Gene Kelly, who was an impeccable dresser and always so poised. It sounds like you had a wonderful role model.

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Sassy Chica said...

Conf from a Working Mom
Hmmmm, Gene Kelly....love it!
thanks for visiting and commenting:)

mwah-mwah
Margarita

Jennifer Juniper said...

Just as powerful the second time around. What a lucky Chica to have had a father like him :)

Shell said...

Great rules to live by!

Sassy Chica said...

Jenifer, thanks for visiting!!!
Yes I was blessed, even if it was only for a little while with an amazing father with a beautiful soul!

Hi Shell-thanks for visiting and commenting!! I also think that they are great rules to live by, especiall the one to LOVE AND BE LOVED!!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

saltsays said...

Your father was (and is) a brilliant man! I love it! I'm going to remember this list. :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

These are great rules!
I can't hardly pick one as my favourite! All of them are so true!!
hugshugs