Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lessons I learned from my dad

I just spent 3 days with my dad in Phoenix.  He is now 81 years of age.  My visit caused me to reflect on things he taught me.  I thought I would share some of his teachings with you:

It's not a man's stuff that matters, it's his stuffing

Just because something costs more, doesn't make it better

When you are late for an appointment, you are at a total disadvantage

The older you get, the faster time moves

You can outwork people to the top, because they will quit

When you are not working on your craft, someone else is and flying past you

Plan ahead for a rainy day because you never know when the clouds will appear

Money spent is gone forever.  Money invested turns into more money

Let your kids earn their rewards because that's how the real world works

It's okay for a man to cry

Love people while you still have the opportunity, no one lasts forever

There are few things worse in life than a liar

As you approach the end of life, do it with grace, dignity, and gratitude

The time you spend in the company of your children is time well spent indeed

Thanks, Dad!  Now for a tissue…...

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