In honor of Father’s Day, I would like to hear some of the wise words that came from your father or another strong male figure in your life. It can be something that we’ve heard before or something unique. If you can, give us a time where you had to fall back on those words to get through a situation.
My dad always told stories that held a lesson, There was one about him skipping school and running into a neighbor on the train, going home and still lying to my grandmother about going to school after she got the word long before he came in. Or the time my uncle Sam got caught smoking weed by my grandmother and she asked him to roll one for her because she wanted to smoke too, and he was rolling -diligently until the baseball bat came from behind the door. He would always say don’t be like me, be better than me, if there was such a thing, I would never say it or think it. How can you be better than someone who taught you just about everything you know?
One of the most important things he said to me was on my graduation day – he told me to go as far as far would take me. And even though sometimes I feel like a part of my life stopped when he passed 18 years ago, I’ve always kept pushing through everything.
Now far doesn’t seem so far away.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers.