My Dad-TASSO!

Feeling emotional today as I just finished a phone conversation with my dad.  A Greek immigrant from Corinth- Tasso now resides in Kansas City- I live in Chicago.   As I am now a grown woman, I still feel the need to hear his voice, and when I do, I’m reminded of his continual sage and sincere advice he is famous for and always imparted;  childhood through adulthood.

 

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My dad and me on the right.

MY DAD’S STRENGTHS:

Honesty.  Whatever I’m doing, good or otherwise, he will shed reality and warnings on the situation.  Never judging only guiding. There really isn’t anything I couldn’t tell MY dad that would turn him against me.

Work ethic: No one can outwork him, a consummate entrepreneur – I get that from him,  he always has a new idea and implements it. Work never scared my dad, he gravitates to it, but so does his energy to live life.

Focus: He’s got uncanny focus. When Tasso puts his mind to something, consider it a reality.  Although my mother has much to do with this…more on that next time, he just does not get bogged down with the chatter- he cuts right through it.

Time: He always has time for me, never would he push me away. We like talking to each other, most of the time!

Love:  My dad loves me and I really love him.

Kefi: Webster’s dictionary should have my dad’s picture next to the word KEFI!  He lives life with passion, energy and gusto.  I hope I will have his Kefi all the days of my life.

Enrich your life today by working on your relationships!

xo

Carpe Kefi

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]