Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One Month Down, Many More Lives to Touch!

Good Day,
I trust that you’re having a productive day.
This week is a great milestone: it marks one month since the launch of the blog, The Upbeat Dad. I’m excited and encouraged with the feedback we received thus far. Some of you have spoken by posting responses; others have spoken by becoming fans of the Facebook page; others, by following us on Twitter. And some of you have spoken with me directly.
It’s an encouraging sign that the vision that I spoke about when the blog was first launched is already being carried out – and others’ lives have been enhanced as a result. If you’re new to the blog, I encourage you to read the posting The Story Behind the Upbeat Dad which I posted on Friday, October 1, 2010 to learn of my background and why I’m so passionate about this area. You will also read of the vision that I have for the blog. It’s bigger than anything I’ve ever envisioned because it speaks to a great need that transcends political, ethnic, religious and social barriers.
The crisis of absentee fathers and deadbeat dads affects us all, in more ways than we are even aware. In the past month, I have raised some issues that highlight the problems we face as a society as a direct result of this issue. I have also spoken to the issue that fathers of all kinds need to be involved in their kid’s lives.
Now, I would like to begin the process of effecting change. For the remainder of this week, I will be outlining how I envision doing this. It’s something that I need your help to do. The problem is universal and no one person can make the changes alone.
I encourage you to become involved in the dialogue – on the blog or on Facebook. I also encourage you to give suggestions for what you would like to see from the blog and from the Upbeat Dad organization as a whole.  As I mentioned, the vision is bigger than anything I’ve undertaken before. And I’d have it no other way. Why? Because the goal of the organization is a noble one – to help our children to have the positive influence of their fathers and father figures.
If you believe in the message of The Upbeat Dad, pass it on, won’t you?  If you’re on Facebook, please become a fan of our page. And suggest it to others who you know might be interested. I know quite well that this message is much needed. And in the coming weeks, months and years, you will see why I say this now.

We’re going to a good place with this! So stay tuned – there’s much much more to come!
The Upbeat Dad

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