Life’s Lessons from Dad
First of all, I want you to know that your Mom and I love you very much and are very proud of you. We are not perfect parents, but we are trying our best to guide you through your growing years and prepare you for the future.
Your Mom and I have taught you the difference between right and wrong. Always remember, right is right even if no one does it and no one is seeing you do it. Never be tempted to sacrifice your values for little temporary comforts or pleasures.
School isn’t always going to be fun. But it is very important to have quality education if you want to have a good career option. Never be satisfied that you know enough. Become lifelong learners. Let the child like curiosity within you never cease.
You have heard Mom and I say this a million times. “You need to be more responsible”. Well, you do. If someone has to be responsible, then why not you ? If you are involved in an activity or a project, act responsible and be a leader. If you make a mess, clean it up. If you say you will do something, do it.
Be true to yourself and your friends. Hang out with kids who share your values. If your friends go down a path, you know is wrong, stand your ground, never abandon your faith and do not follow the crowd. You will hopefully have a few close friends who stay with you a lifetime and are to be treasured as gifts from God.
Don’t pretend to be someone else. You are special and have been created for a purpose. You are the best.
Love and Gratitude
You and I have a world waiting outside the house. You have friends at school and I have at office. But we are the world for Mom. She toils hard to make us comfortable and happy through the day. She is the only one who loves us unconditionally. Love her back and be grateful to God for the greatest gift that you possess.– Your loving DAD.
to show you
1. Finding his sunglasses and car keys when he is in a hurry to leave home.
2. Offer him a glass of water whenever he comes back home.
3. Put his soiled socks and handkerchiefs in the laundry bag.
4. Keep a writing pad and pen handy to meet his scribbling needs while on phone.
5. Help him with his car wash on Sundays.
Last but not the least, give him a smile and a tight hug when he is tensed.