Father’s Day is this Sunday.  I figured it would be a good time to talk about some fathers in my life.

I have had the good fortune of having several excellent father figures in my life.  Each have left a lasting impression on my character.

A few things my Dad taught me:

  • Be a good provider for your family
  • Always give 100% effort in whatever you do
  • Never give-up, if it doesn’t work one way, maybe there’s another solution
  • How to love others
  • Be disciplined
  • Loyalty no matter what

A few things my Dad’s Dad taught me:

  • Have a hobby you can escape to
  • Important things take time
  • Be patient, good things come to those who wait 🙂
  • Enjoy your garden

A few things my Mom’s Dad taught me:

  • Always keep your mind active
  • Never stop learning
  • Vision can become reality
  • If you try you can do it

As a father and scout leader, I frequently consider what advice to shared with my kids and other youth.

A few things I have taught my kids:

  • Love God
  • Love Others
  • Love Yourself
  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Be patient
  • Take responsibility for your actions.  Don’t blame other people for your problems.
  • You need a vision, know your destination before you start.
  • Finish what you start

Maybe you have a father figure in your life who has been an inspiration.  Share with us here.