Eleven Things My Dad Taught Me


Here are just eleven of the many things my Dad taught me over the 30 years I was blessed to spend with him. I hope they serve you as well as they’ve served me.

#1. Pursue what you love and who you love, and don’t ever stop! This includes:
-the things you’re gifted in
-hobbies you’re passionate about
-and most of all your relationships — especially your spouse!

#2. Taking a day off to take your kids fishing is a day well spent!

#3. My Dad often stated:

“From the time you’re born
’til you ride in a hearse,
it’s never so bad
that it couldn’t be worse!”

He taught me to be grateful, even for hardships. We don’t have to look very far to find others who have it a lot worse!

#4. Do the right thing not just when it’s easy. By trusting in God and His promises it always works out far better in the end.

#5. Whatever you choose to do, do it to the best of your ability!

#6. Laugh with others as much as possible. Develop a good sense of humour and look for it in your daily life. Be serious about what you do but don’t take yourself too seriously. This helps to keep life in perspective.

#7. By his example, I learned that when a woman asks the question: “how old do you think I am?”, NEVER answer her. Seriously! NEVER!

#8. Buy the best quality you can afford. It will save you money in the long run.

#9. Cheer for the underdogs in life, and if you can, help them win wherever possible.

#10. Be respectful to your mother!

#11. Say “I love you” only when you mean it — so mean it a lot!

Thanks Dad.
I love you and miss you.