Today’s post is a reprise of one I did a couple years ago to honor my Dad.
I miss him greatly and try to take a few minutes on Father’s Day each year to celebrate what he meant to me and what a positive impact he had on me and the rest of my family.
Here’s the original post from 2011…
Today is Father’s Day in the United States and a lot of Dads are getting new neckties and barbecue aprons to replace the ones they got last year. They’re getting hugs and handshakes and full days off from their day jobs as well as the yard work.
We lost my Dad a few years ago and it served as a stark reminder that we are all on this Earth for a very limited time – and that those who love us and depend upon us will hopefully miss us when we’re gone.
I miss everything about my Dad.
I miss his consistency, his simplicity and his honesty.
I miss his work ethic, his common sense and his laugh.
But I know he’s still around because I see a lot of his characteristics in my own boys.
So today I have nothing to say about guiding change… I only have a simple message to encourage you to call or visit your Dad this weekend if you are lucky enough to have that opportunity.
I wrote this little rhyme a while back to sum up a lesson my Dad taught me about being honest and to share a few things we’ve tried to teach our boys about being true to themselves:
We used to tell our little boys as they grew daily older:
Your reputation lives within the eyes of your beholder.
You can try ‘most anything that’s good for you or other.
Or tell things less than true to me or even to your mother.
You can cheat or you can scam or you can blur the borders.
But I hope one day you’ll see the sense behind our little orders.
‘Cause what you do while I can see you tells me what you’re ‘fraid of.
But what you do while no one’s watching tells me what you’re made of.
Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads!
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