This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to say thank you to those who have been or who have served as father figures in our lives. I was fortunate to know both my father and one of my grandfathers. Those men made an impression on my life, shaping me to what I am today.
In honor of Father’s Day, I share “Lessons from My Grandfather or Father”.
- [Grandfather] There is always time to read a book to your granddaughter.
- [Grandfather] Having company when you need to take a walk for rehabilitation from a fall is pleasant, even if your granddaughter wants to take off her hat.
- [Grandfather] Being a steady influence in the family doesn’t mean you have to yell or bully.
- [Father] You can work through chronic pain so that others can enjoy your presence.
- [Father] Tell the truth. Lying will get you in trouble. Be a person of your word.
- [Father] Encourage learning new things and discovering the wonder of our world through books if you can’t travel.
- [Father] Love unconditionally.
- [Father] Share the load around the house.
- [Father] Let others know when you are proud of their achievements.
- [Father] Be open to the wonder of new things. My dad was alive when the Wright Brothers made their flight and the two of us watched men land on the moon.
Thank you for the gift of these men in my life and for all who serve as father figures to others.