I am a very proud father of two children, Mathew and Kendall. Mathew is a freshman in college, Kendall is a sophomore in high school. This picture was taken at a dinner in Tampa celebrating Mathew’s graduation from Berkeley Preparatory School. I believe a truly happy life is balanced, like a chair or table with 3-5 legs. The more legs, the greater the stability and the greater the ability to possibly neglect one for a short time period, let me explain.
Each leg can be of equal importance or more commonly, unequal emphasis is placed on each leg.
The first leg starts at birth (conception), life needs nourishment (food) – this is initially provided by the mother – but the human infant NEEDS love. Scientific studies as well as observation is clear on this, the unloved, untouched, uncared for infant cannot grow into a healthy, happy productive adult.
I believe the next leg is family. Usually family continues to provide love also. Love comes in many forms. Love from parents, immediate family, marital, etc. The love and bond a parent can (and should develop with their children is truly special.
Satisfaction and happiness in life must include worship or some deeply held beliefs. This does not have to be in the form of organized religion, although this is the most common.
Minimally one more type of support is good for the table of happiness in life, work. If one is fortunate to love what they do, they never work one day in their life. I am so lucky to have become a dentist in Palm Harbor that places and restores dental implants.
I am so happy in the picture above.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A