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Reprise: TT: Things my father taught me

Scribbled down on June 17th, 2007 by she
Posted in Friends & Family, Popularity Contests

For those of us who’ve lost our father’s this year, specifically Heather and myself, I thought I’d repost a section of one of my Thursday Thirteens from 2006.

Things my father taught me.

  1. Multiplication tables.
  2. How to take pictures with a manual camera.
  3. Love of reading.
  4. The world does not stop spinning if you don’t get your own way. If you want something, you’ve got to earn it.
  5. How to use a computer (including programming) – Which I think highly influenced the fact that my first career was computer related.
  6. There are three sides to every story – yours, mine and the truth.
  7. True charity doesn’t require a tax receipt.
  8. Believing in something doesn’t mean blindly following all elements of a doctrine. It’s possible to have faith and work to be a good person without attending church.
  9. It’s possible to forgive the worst mistakes of your children – even if you never forget.
  10. Never to ask anyone to do something you are unwilling to do yourself.
  11. Never hold anyone to a standard you are unwilling or unable to meet yourself.
  12. The more I learn, the less I “know”. Learning is continuous, never ending, and often cyclical and that’s ok.
  13. Never let a moment pass by where you can tell a loved one how much they mean to you. You may never get another chance.

I miss you dad. Rest in peace.

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3 Responses to “Reprise: TT: Things my father taught me”

  1. Dad’s are such special people; especially to daughters. It is incredible how much you miss them.
    Father’s Day will never be the same

  2. In there I found words of wisdom to pass on to my girls. Thanx for sharing She.

  3. I like this a lot. My Dad taught me such a lot, in particular about how to be. Once again, you have got me thinking about exactly what he taught me and to appreciate it even more.
    Bless you.

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