Dear Dad of mine,
We’ve had quite the life together so far, you and I. You are loving and smart and funny and always there.
As I sit here reflecting on my day, and on my life with you, three lessons you taught me come to mind.
- Always do your best. Always. No matter what. There’s no reason not to.
- Be someone people count on. You are there for your family and there for your friends. You know it. I know it. They know it.
- Decide what you want to do. And then find a way to do it. This is opposite from thinking about how hard something is and whether you can do it. It is equally true for visiting your parents, learning a new skill, being great at your job, taking a vacation, and creating a beautiful garden. Decide. And then do it.
I’m glad I traveled the last week to see you. I’m lucky and blessed and thankful. For all the days, and all the talks, and all the lessons.
Happy Father’s Day Pop!