Instagram photo by amaranthuspaperflora This weekend we gathered with family and friends to celebrate my Dad's life. We lost him to cancer last month, and this was an opportunity for us to remember his goodness and honor his memory. I had the chance to share 10 life lessons he had taught us all. These ranged from the very practical "how to ship a package" (as a former UPS Store owner for over a decade, he was our shipping guru), to the important "work hard/leisure well," to the aspirational "if you want a friend, be a friend." The man loved a good laugh and a great story, and he embodied the notion that service is love. Though he jokingly referred to us as Flora Dora (because Amaranthus was too many letters - I mean, I can't disagree), I think our mission to spread lively color and share lasting joy fittingly captures my Dad's charm and outlook. I will spend the rest of my life trying to emulate his selfless service and desire to surprise and delight. His love was joyful and warm, and his service generous and wide. Here's to you, Dad. . . . . . #dsfloral #flashesofdelight #petitejoys #thehappynow #mysouthernliving #pursuepretty #bhgflowers #RSblooms #smploves #livethelittlethings #risingtidesociety #everydayIBT #snippetandink #imsomartha #britstagram #styleblueprint #cldecor #dslooking #communityovercompetition #flowerstagram #abmlifeisbeautiful #weloveatl #rslove #sodomino #abmcrafty #inspiredbypetals #atlantamagazine #flowermagazine #cancersucks #makewavesmonday
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