Lunch Bag Notes: Everyday Advice from a Dad to his Daughter

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Sometimes Father does know best . . .
Looking for a little advice on dealing with a difficult situation in your life or just want some help figuring out what to do with your talents and dreams? You’ll find plenty of gentle, loving wisdom in Lunch Bag Notes.
Ann Marie Parisi and her dad, Al Parisi, share the fatherly advice and support that helped Ann Marie survive high school. Starting in Ann Marie’s sophomore year, Al began writing daily notes on her lunch bags. At first she kept the notes private (she was a little embarrassed), but eventually they became popular reading for Ann Marie’s growing circle of lunchtime friends. The daily notes guided all of “Al’s Gals” through high school’s tough times and reminded the girls to celebrate their friendships and their talents, and to truly make something of their lives.
In Lunch Bag Notes, Ann Marie and Al have collected the most inspirational messages that Al originally wrote and combined them with questions for reflection and a place to journal. Lunch Bag Notes touches upon everything from friendship, family, attitude, and choices to faith, character, forgiveness, and more. If you’re seeking guidance on a situation you’re facing or simply need a little inspiration or encouragement, you’ll find it here.

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"They were cheap, plain brown bags; the messages written on them, however, were timeless and priceless."

When Al Parisi's daughter was a sophomore in high school, he began writing simple yet meaningful messages on her lunch bags each day. For the next year, Ann Marie Parisi treasured these notes, first in private and gradually with her friends at school.  These short inspirational messages have now been collected in Lunch Bag Notes, a book for all teens to enjoy.  Each daily note is accompanied by questions for reflection and space for journaling, inviting teenagers to engage in self-exploration and consider the importance of leading a faith-filled moral and ethical life.

The messages contained in the book touch on such ideas as cultivating a positive attitude, assessing the health of friendships, developing a strong charager, and nurturing one's talents.  Al Parisis's gentle, loving words are, As Ann Marie says, "maxims for a happy and fulfilling life." Taken together, these messages reveal a strong, positive relationship between a father and his teenage daughter.

About the Author:

Ann Marie Parisi, teaches religious education, is a senior in college, and aspires to someday teach at a Catholic elementary school. Her father, Al Parisi, and her mother live in Agoura Hills, California. Al Parisi and his wife live in Agoura Hills, California, and are the parents of two children. Ann Marie Parisi, his daughter, teaches religious education, is a senior in college, and aspires to someday teach at a Catholic elementary school.

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