["The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son." ]
"Who is the happiest person you know and why are they happy? What can you learn from them? Also, according to research reviewed by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, happiness is… 1. Having perceived control over your life… 2. Feeling that progress is being made… 3. Having relatedness/supportive connection to other people… 4. Having a vision/meaning (being part of something bigger)…"
This was yesterday's Facebook status of Craig Ballantyne creator of Turbulence Training Fat Loss and all-around fitness bad ass.
Who is the happiest person I know?
That would have to be my father. He's a Vietnam Vet. that fought in one of the worst battles of the war. (ref. "When We Were Soldiers" movie) He has been through hell & back, literally.
After the war, he came home and busted his ass for over 40yrs at a job that he hated, in order to support the family he loves. He has been a devoted husband for 40 yrs (which is uncommon nowadays) and a loving, but stern, father to 3 girls and 1 kick ass boy.
Despite all the curve balls life threw at him, he has got to be the most optimistic person I know. I've got some tough shoes to fill when I become a father in May. As long as I keep my father's outlook on life in my heart, I think I'll do just fine. Thanks dad for not only serving your country, but more importantly, for being a real life "Superman."