Americans have set aside today as the specific day of the year we honor the fathers among us. Though my own father passed away a couple of years ago, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of the things he taught me.
- No matter how hard you want it to, money does not grow on trees.
- Respect is never given away, only earned. And the easiest way to earn it, is to give it.
- Changing the oil & filter in your car can be a rewarding and bonding experience between a father and his child. And when it’s not, at least all the yelling and swearing should entertain the neighbors.
- Plumbing is a noble art, best left to the professionals. As what you can
destroy in minutesfix over several hours, they can fix in one (though they’ll probably charge you for more).
- He really wasn’t kidding about that money/tree thing.
Oh and to my faithful readers out there, feel free to add something your dad taught you in the comments.