“I was agitated. I was confused. How could this man not see what I see? How could this man not see what a beautiful spirit stood in his shadow? How could this man be so quick to stub out all happiness in his own boy? How could this man not cherish the only time he’ll ever have to be everything to this boy? To be the person that matters most to this boy?” ~You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations. ~ SingleDadLaughing by Dan Pearce
There is a reason certain blog posts get shared 653,000 plus times and counting; as this one has remained an all-time top post since September 30, 2010 for good reason; as of the time of this writing.
Dan Pearce started a blog as a man who was a single dad raising a son on his own –because that is what he had to do. The way he chose to share touched people to the core; and his blog (a personal journal of sorts) took on a life of its own. I remember the day (in June of 2010) he reported that he had over 10,000 subscribers. I thought, “Wow…” 300,000 subscribers later, he is clearly still doing something right.
Somethings that we start, take on, or that find us take on a life of their own and this blog is one of them. I’ve been following this blog for over three years. From my perspective, it’s a joy to follow and successful for the following reasons, all of which I really appreciate as a Seeker and Writer and Watcher of Life:
1. Dan writes from the heart observing the sacred and the mundane in life as the parent and person he is–and he sees with technicolor vision and tells great stories. Stories on purpose work for me.
2. There isn’t much he avoids blogging about and he takes responsibility for his thoughts as he chooses to share them.
3. As I see him/it, he is trying to be the best person he can be, living his own life, raising a son who I suspect has a solid Sense of Self. And, he is hoping to inspire some other dads (and moms) along the way…(World Peace begins at Home!)
And, in my book that makes, Dan Pearce, “pretty darn cool” as a man who started out reporting on his own experience of living life, as he lived it.
We all have a story that matters. We all deserve to be living a full and fulfilled life. It isn’t always easy to get back on track with a Restored Sense of Self, but it is ALWAYS worth the effort! Thank you Single Dad Laughing!