Friday, June 14, 2013

For Father's Day: 10 Lessons from Daddy


Lessons my daddy taught me

  1.  Stay off the path
    If you always walk the same route, you’ll create an ugly rut that is not easily remedied
  2. Watch where you’re going
    When you don’t pay attention you’re apt to stray, get lost, fall. Look ahead and choose your way carefully
  3. Don’t ride the fence
    Pick a side. You can ride a fence down and render its purpose lost.
  4.   Keep your eyes open
    Things are easily missed and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
  5. Life is precious
    Even an ant  has a life it wants to live. Don’t kill indiscriminately.
  6. Enjoy a good storm
    Storms have an unparalleled energy. Embrace it.
  7. Always make music
    Strum a guitar, sing a hymn loudly, whistle a tune, yodel if you can.
  8. Hold onto your money
    Pay attention to what you truly need and spend accordingly.
  9. The pitch makes the game
    Strike, ball or homerun – it all hinges on the pitch. Infielders, outfielders, catchers, batters are all reactionaries. A good pitcher is the one in control.
  10. There’s always a way
    Never give up. With a little wood and glue, with a little milk and flour, with a little patience and love, all things are possible.

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