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TGIDidyoumissmeF…eerSaturday! I just returned from ten great days in the Emerald Isle and I can’t express how great it was other than to say it was grand! Thanks a million to Ireland and its people who invited the Lynch clan into their warm community and showed us their hospitality and the true beauty of Ireland is not just its 40 shades of green but its people. If you ever get a chance to go, take it. You’ll come home happier than when you left and what better vacation could you ask for.
On the way to the airport I dropped my phone, a daily occurance for me, and it didn’t work for the entire trip. What a savior for me that was! To be disconnected at first was disconcerting but it became a welcomed relief. In the beginning I was constantly checking my pocket to feel for the phone, but at the end it was a joy to not be a slave to an electronic device! When I was younger I used to have cell phone free Sundays-a day where I would fast from my phone and facebook and every other important aspect that I thought my phone meant to me. I am going to try this again and ask others to join what should be a day of rest, of peace, and enjoy cellphone-free Sundays. It will be hard at first but eventually I think it will become a mini vacation for some of us, (myself included) who thought life without a phone was not worth living.
I hope that your week was as great as ours. A few weeks ago I wrote that we should make this the summer to remember. I hope we all get that chance. May God bless you and yours and hold each of us in the palm of His hand.
TGILastdayofschoolFriday! This weeks quote. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Coach Vince Lombardi
As we congratulate the Class of 2016 and look forward to the official beginning of summer, lets all make a pact to make this summer the best ever. If you’ve been planning that special trip, take it. Thinking of reading the newest best seller, read it. Enjoying a great concert, book it. Eating at the trendiest restaurant (I mean Lynch’s, of course, lol) then go. Life is too short to spend wishing and dreaming about what we might have done. To the parents of the Class of 2016 their feelings right now I’m sure are “where did the time go?” And the answer is always the same. Time moves on. Time doesn’t wait for the next best thing to come along. So let this be the summer to remember. And along the way lets teach others about the humanity we have inside of us. Let’s help others! It could be something as insignificant as a smile to someone who needs it, holding the door for the next person coming in behind you, or letting Lynch’s know who needs a break, a night out, so we can send them a free certificate for their family to come and enjoy our food and just get a night out. It’s the little gestures that make life special and there is no greater joy than helping others.
Tonight we have a special dine to donate for Lynch’s Serves, Inc. Tonight we expand our program to help even more people. When my Dad was in the hospital the restaurant would send him dinner every day. I don’t know if it helped him heal but I do know that it broke up the monotony of the hospital stay. So Lynch’s Serves will now provide a free meal to those who are in a hospital or homebound. If you are going to the hospital just let us know what your patient likes and whatever dietary restrictions there are. We will have the meal prepared for your pick up. Its another small way that Lynch’s serves the community. And as a special treat for coming in tonight, we have #RoddyHarrington and Sarah playing live music at 8pm! Always a treat and what better way to start summer!
Thank you for your loyal support. May God continue to bless each and every one of us. Have a great week.
When all the days I have are past, all the memories are made, there is only one wish I have. That wish is to be considered alongside many other great men who are simply known as dad. There is no other title I need, no other words to describe who I am. If God were to take me today I would be okay with all that He has given me because He saw fit to make this imperfect man a father. For it is my children who complete me, who make my life whole. But it was another man who taught me the meaning of fatherhood. My dad Tom is my mentor. He is man of quiet strength and wisdom, who always took a back seat to my mom Alice, the five kids and eventually to too many grandkids and great grandchildren to keep count. But it was his front seat view of life that taught me that the only real goal I should have is to be a good father. I love today’s quote because it describes my dad in so few words but hits the nail on the head when I think of how he did it. And now with whatever days I have left I can only hope to honor my Dad by striving to be half the man he is. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the men who are lucky to be called Dad!
TGIF. This weeks quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
Og Mandino was an American author best known for his book “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” I take to heart many of Og’s sayings and in this time of graduations and moving up ceremonies I believe his ideas are worth noting. Always do your best. Even when you don’t want to. Even when no one else is watching. Even when you think it doesn’t matter. I try to instill in my co workers this ideal. I try to tell them the napkin is folded the way it is because it makes us different from the next place. I teach them to set the table the same because each guest deserves the same treatment. I teach them to understand while we serve food what we really do is serve the community. I know sometimes they look at me and think what an idiot I am. And they have no idea how right they are! But what I am hoping is that one day they will see that what I taught them was a way to a better life. That by doing their best, one day they will harvest their just rewards. Og always concluded his speeches by saying “if Og can do it, so can you.” Today I am saying to any graduates and friends who will listen is if I can do it, so can you. Believe in yourself. Have faith in God and in those who surround you. Find your passion and pursue it. Serve your community. And always do your best.
May God bless each and everyone of us. Have a great week.