Today I am thankful for my dad's calm spirit. I called my dad today in tears, and he patiently waited until I was able to speak rather than pressing me to say what was wrong. My father's patience and calmness has been a blessing to me at many times throughout my life. I remember in a sermon my dad once quoting 'meek is not weak'. There are definitely times when it takes more effort to be calm rather than not, and I am grateful for his example.