Monday, November 17, 2008

Following Along

Third Man

"My father didn't tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it."
---Clarence Budington Kelland

Ten things my dad taught by example:
  1. Love your spouse.
  2. Include your kids.
  3. Sing.
  4. Remember old friends.
  5. Dream big.
  6. Pray.
  7. Honor your parents.
  8. Work hard.
  9. Believe in yourself.
  10. Have fun!

(I'm just counting my blessings.)

What have you learned from a good example?

8 comments:

Christie said...

What a great picture of your dad! I loved him, in spite of his constant teasing. He was so great.

kenju said...

Teaching by example is the very best way!

Kay Dennison said...

I learned from less than stellar examples but I did learm a lot.

Polly said...

learned to have fun and have a positive outlook! (what do you mean he didn't tell us how to live? what about lectures #150, #375, #2,458...)???

Colleen said...

I'm going to print the quote - and hang it on the wall for my dad at the nursing home. He will greatly enjoy it!
Thanks!

Ink Poison said...

My mom taught me to have guests over for Sunday dinner. Especially people you like or are curious about.

mama jo said...

i agree with polly...he told us nightly during dinner..maybe you weren't listening...i love that picture of dad...he was a great example of positive thinking...mom was a great example of being a great lady...

gab said...

I just posted on this topic...something I learned from you!!