Looking back on the milestones of our lives, it is important to recognize those who have made our path a little easier. Perhaps it was a parent, a teacher, a coach, a mentor or someone we simply call "friend."

We think this scenario will resonate with many people-where a young woman, headed off to college stops...and expresses to her father her appreciation for "everything." We all have someone who helped us get to where we are today. The song, "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion, adds a poignant and uplifting touch to this message.


Dad: Wow. College already?
Daughter: Yeah... we gotta go.

For all those times you stood by me
And all the truths you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
You're the one who saw me through it all

Dad: And remember…
Daughter: Seat belt, drive safe, Call when I get there.
Dad: Well, bye. I love you.
Daughter: I love you too daddy.
Daughter: And thanks, for… everything.

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
Because you loved me

Gratitude, Pass It On.
A message from the Foundation for a Better Life

Gratitude. Pass It On!

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Your Comments
Lizzie Robinson Jenkins from Florida OCTOBER 1, 2021
GRATITUDE MAKES ME CRY. I love and appreciate the respect shared reminding me of my FATHER.

Jacqueline from LOTO (Lake of the Ozarks) AUGUST 25, 2021
My granddaughter, Ivy, started kindergarten two days ago. I had seen this video on tv (PBS) awhile back and it brought tears to my eyes. This was my father (and my mother) when I left home for college the first time in 1970. What goes around comes around. I sent this video to my son and daughter-in-law who are witnessed similar feelings with Ivy, their 5 yr old daughter (my granddaughter) getting on the school bus for the first time two days ago. I sent a message with this video to them stating that it reminded me of Ivy… 12 more years … 🥲,👍🏼,❤️,❌,⭕️

Cassidy from Illinois AUGUST 6, 2021
This is my favorite of these PSA's. I've never been a father or a daughter but this video still has a powerful message.

Susan from Florida AUGUST 5, 2021
Beautiful and special

Terry word from Virginia JULY 9, 2021
I wipe a tear every time

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