One thing I remember about my dad is him saying, "Thank you Lord for another day". He would just blurt it out daily, sometimes more than once a day. And I have began to do the same thing, sometimes thoughts run through my mind so fast I can hardly process them. So I will just say "thank you Jesus!" It just seems to bring me peace. So even though my heart aches because of the absence of my dad I say today...
"Thank you Lord for another day"
...absent from the body is present with the Lord. Stay encouraged!
Keep the Faith!