It’s Father’s Day this weekend and we pay tribute to the most important and the most special man in our life..our role model, our hero, our inspiration….our Father.
1. Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. – Anne Geddes
2. Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. – Unknown
3. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud
4. One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. – Unknown
5. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano
6. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Unknown
7. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – George Herbert
8. My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. My mother would say “you’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass” my Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” – Harmon Killebrew
9. A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season. – Unknown
10. I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. – Abraham Lincoln
11. I asked my dad what he hoped my son would be when he grew up. He replied “a good person.” – Unknown
12. It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. – Anne Sexton
My Dad once told me when I was in school…Son, you have two choices to make while you’re young..either you play now and pay later or pay now and play later. Either ways you have to pay.
What he meant was work hard, strive to achieve your dreams and goals earlier in life. Because you are “paying now”, you’ll be able to “play later” or enjoy success later in life. Whilst a lot of my friends choose to “play” which was fun then, are “paying” now which is no fun and a lot of struggle.
This taught me the principle of delayed gratification, the ability to wait. The Marshmellow Test shows that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted, more dependable, and got better scores.
What is the best advise that you’ve received from your Dad 🙂
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