Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Message that Every Minute Matters

Sorry about today's message ...

...but we're taking a small break from fat burning workouts.

I wanted to share with you this lil' poem I wrote for my dad.

He passed away in 2008, but I think about him every day.

Sure miss him!

Hope this message reminds you to keep what matters in your heart and mind today.

Happy Father's Day to all the TT dads!


The Chair
by Craig Ballantyne

The chair is where my father sat,
On sunny summer days,
Beer in hand, shirt undone,
The paper had his gaze.

The grass was never greener,
Than in my memory,
The shade was always coolest,
On the days he sat with me.

The Willow tree kept him in comfort,
It wept in gentle breeze,
We’d sit there without speaking,
Happy in each other’s company.

The tree has grown in time,
And the years had taken toll,
The chair has been replaced,
My father had grown old.

The chair

He no longer gets to sit there,
He lies at rest instead,
But place a chair under that tree,
And it’s like he’s there again.

A chair, a tree, a father,
You have these in your life too,
Though they may not be the same things,
They matter much to you.

When it comes time to count your blessings,
Remember this in life’s race,
The things that really matter,
Exist in plain view of your face.


Would love to hear your favorite memory about your dad here


Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Make it an amazing day.

And remember that every minute matters.


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