Sunday, June 20, 2010

a day for dads

He didn't tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it.
 -Clarence Budington Kelland, American author
Ten things my dad taught me:
  • Always shine your says a lot about you.
  • Never underestimate the impact of spray paint, magic markers and duct can re-create the world with these.
  • Start every day with a good breakfast.
  • Make time to read and listen to good music.
  • When things get too crazy, give yourself a time out to walk or take a drive.
  • When you do a job, make sure you give it your best.  He always told me, "Give 'em hell, Harry!"
  • Be honest.  It doesn't matter who else knows.  But you do.
  • Trust in God even when it doesn't make sense.
  • Never give up on your children.
  • Get to bed early so you can be up to see the sunrise.
To my dad and to dads everywhere...have a fabulous Father's Day!