Happy Father’s Day Dad. This was an old post as well as a copy of an email I sent my father for Father’s Day years ago now. I feel inclined to share it every year, since it speaks volumes about how lucky I was and am to have this man as my Father.
THINGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME:
- How to pull his finger
- How to appreciate everything I have or own
- How to look something up in a dictionary
- How to box
- How to hit a baseball.. By practicing with a ping-pong ball.
- How to fish
- How to hunt…. And how not to scratch my cornea on a tree twig
- How not to slide down the windshield of a car!
- How to do backwards math
- How to stick up for myself
- How to have self-reliance
- To be accountable for my actions
- How NOT to play with a Rubik’s race.
- How to moon your family on Christmas morning
- To reap what I sow
- How drinking alcohol is not all it’s cracked up to be… especially the morning after.
- How to be independent
- How to trust and be trust worthy
- Learn the difference between what is good and what is right.
- How to be humble.
- How to never take anything or anyone for granted
- What it means to be a friend
- How to install a water heater
- How to treat others
- How to be yourself, not someone else
- The difference between arrogance and courage.
- How to never give up, and never quit
- How to kill a raccoon in your attic with a compound bow.
- How to feel safe
- How to install a garbage disposal
- How to change the oil in my car
- How to install a car radio
- How to properly install a new light switch
- How to understand and appreciate your family lineage
- How to appreciate where you came from
My father taught me that we all get one chance to make our mark on this world, and if there is anything worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
I am the man I am today because my father cared enough to teach me how to BE a man.
He taught me how to become a man and he still teaches me every time I see him or talk to him on how to be a better man.
Everything that is good in me, is a direct result from the man who calls himself my father.
Chance favors the prepared mind, and my father never wanted me to be ill prepared.
Thanks dad for being you.
I am proud to say you are my father, and I brag about being your son.
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