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Friday, January 28, 2011

10 things i learned from dad

i feel like i learn something new from my dad every whenever we talk.
he's so wise & i am blessed to be his daughter!

10. love baseball. it's america's past time &
the sport i recall watching on tv with my dad 
(ice hockey wins for most watched sport in person, thanks to my brother).
fenway park tour, december 2008
9. follow through. if you say you'll do something, do it. 
a lot of people commit to things & don't follow through,
but you should "let your yes be yes" (Matthew 5:37)

8. use your money wisely. build a savings account & be generous.
it's important to plan for the unexpected.

7. make lists. think about things ahead of time & do your best to prepare.
whether considering questions to ask at an interview, 
big ticket item(s) you want to purchase or a visit to the doctor's office. 

6. be practical. base decisions on practicality,
rather an impulsively choose something.

5. don't get too attached to possessions. 
whether, it's your car or clothes, take care of your things so they last, 
but do not be afraid to part with them.

4. be content. make the most of what you have.

3. be humble. don't brag about things you have done or plan to do.

2. family first. he's an achiever, but i always knew my mom, brother 
and i were more important than his work.
family trip to maine in 1992 [love that camcorder]
1. lead a life on integrity & discipline. this is my father's legacy
in a nutshell and what i admire most about him. 

happy birthday, dad!

1 comment:

  1. Such an amazing post.
    My father taught me a lot too through his actions.
    Glad you shared.


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