Happy Father’s Day

Great fathers teach* their kids responsibility.

They teach their kids to not attack people, to not take or damage other people’s stuff, and to keep their word.

They teach their kids that searching for loopholes just because they really want to find one isn’t the right thing to do.

The truly exceptional fathers also teach their kids there are no “jobs” that come with a pass to do these things; that the people who believe there are aren’t heroes or anyone to look up to, but are someone to pity or revile.

And these fathers live the example, even when it’s hard, rather than just speaking wise words.

If at all possible, be grateful for the father you have, flaws and all, and do your very best to be an exceptional father, even knowing you will sometimes fall short.

*Remember you can’t teach anyone anything they aren’t willing to learn. All you can do is to do your best.

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Kent McManigal

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