“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” ~Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi” Atlantic Monthly, 1874
Wishing all of the dad’s out there very special wishes on this fathers day! Here’s hoping you have a great day surrounded by family, or hearing from those most special to you. This isn’t the only day I think about my own father, but it does force me to reflect more than I normally do. More than anything, I think about all of the lessons I learned from my dad without knowing they were lessons. Maybe that’s the magic of fatherhood.
A Successful Man (author unknown)
That man is a success – who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of
children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
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“He didn’t tell me how to live; He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland