Todays post was about being a great dad and having children that really appreciate that. True, my children are young, not to the rebellious teens we hear about all the time. But being a great dad is important to me. Sure, i don’t have all the right answers, but I am trying really hard to instill the basic values I deem important for them.
1. Every action has a consequence, whether good or bad.
2. Family comes first.
3. Treat others as you want to be treated.
4. Don’t judge people until you have walked 100 miles in their shoes.
5. Respect all living things.
I know this generation and the ones to come will have a different lifestyle, single parents, dual parents, dual living places, etc.. I just hope that there is ONE parental unit that plays dad. The world isn’t always a nice place, things happen to good and bad people all the time, thats part of life. How we react to those things is what defines us, what drives us and what guides us.
I am not sure some things can be taught, some things have to be lived through to be fully understood. A parents job should be to help their children walk (or run) though this process and guide them to the right ending. Life my friends, is always worth living, we aren’t given more than we can handle, ever…… We sometimes just need to be reminded of how special and great we really are.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragic course of events the .week. I hope the help is there to guide those people affected.
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