IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) facilitates a Global Dialogue on Fatherhood and Men's Issues which explores and addresses key challenges -- mental and physical health, real-life options, poverty, hunger, homelessness, Fatherlessness, parental alienation, mass incarceration, religious and ethnic intolerance -- which prevent Men and Boys from living healthier, purpose-driven, and longer lives.
Today is Father's Day -- Sunday, 15 June 2014. But it is also the birthday of someone who helped change the direction of my life and continues to influence my journey on Planet Earth -- my Best Friend, Mentor -- and the Father of IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R), the late L.T. HENRY, an author, photojournalist, sales and success motivation trainer, and classically trained musician who spoke five languages (French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese), performed briefly with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and was a former drummer for internationally acclaimed songstress and film and television actress Ms. Della Reese. Fifteen years ago -- on 1 March 1999, “L.T.”, as he was affectionately referred to by those of us who knew and loved him, died suddenly. So, who was L.T?
He was a man who danced with life, strived for excellence, fought against injustice, saw and pointed out the beauty and untapped potential in every one, and transformed adversities into triumphs. He was a compassion…
Fatherhood transcends boundaries. It transcends the boundaries of geography, religion, language, ethnicity, politics, class, and economics. All Men who are Fathers dream the same dreams for and about their children. Many, under the most difficult set of circumstances, struggle to positively shape the minds and souls of our children -- the village's heart and soul. Fathers forego their own personal dreams, and in so doing, give their children the freedom to dream dreams and transform those dreams into entities that the world will see, feel, hear, and touch. Children are the invisible thread that connects every man who is a Father throughout our global village. To the Fathers of the world: Thank you for loving, mentoring, and nurturing our children-- the village's heart and soul. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!