On March 19, 1995, I was given the most wonderful gift that anyone could ask. On this day, I was blessed with my daughter, Rachel-Anne Julia. You really never know how small things are until a gift like this is given. "Dad" is one of the most honorable titles that you could be awarded. I have always struggled with making sure that my daughter always knows that I love her. At first, I worked to make sure that she would have things, but growing up along side my daughter has opened my eyes. I have come to realize that the one thing that I can give her, that will last forever, is memories. Memories of, not only our life together, but the memories of the struggles and emotions that I had experienced as a young man in the hopes of helping to guide her. Within this book you will find quotes and inspirational sayings gathered throughout my life experiences. At times, you will identify the writings created by me. Within these personal writings, I have conveyed my emotions, my feelings, and my love. To my daughter, this book can serve as a simple guidebook of suggestions and thoughts from her Father. For those who honor me with their choice to read this, I hope that I can inspire you.help guide you.and most of all provide some writings that will help to facilitate your evaluation of your life and choices. I hope that one can use this book as an inspirational and uplifting resource. I know that the four years that it took for me to complete this body of work I was able to evaluate my life by using some of the readings. I hope that each of you will be able to utilize this work for your own self-guiding and self-motivating purpose.