Since FATHER’S DAY is Sunday, June 19 👔I figured I’d celebrate them for the rest of the month. Why stop at the 19th when I did not start on the first? Right?
Plus, I sorta feel like fathers get the short end of the stick. We have trained men to not care about that kind of stuff, but I tend to think that they actually might enjoy that kind of stuff. Stuff being, the hugs, the dinner, the gifts, and the adulation we give our mother’s the month prior. Sure mothers do the tough work of carrying us in their bodies for months and pushing us out into the world, but good dads are right there with mom every step of the way. They are propping up her feet, running to stores for odd cravings of pickles with ice cream, and they are taking care of the other kids (if you have it like that) while mom is resting.
Great dads are also building legacies for themselves and others. They are either working for someone else and setting back some Benjamins for their children’s college education and first home. Or they can be found starting businesses, creating jobs, and a legacy for their children and grandchildren to continue.
Dads come in all shapes, sizes, and shades of skin. Some are fun and others, the serious type. Some take you to games and others teach you how to play and will play with you until their knees wear out.
And the best dads, don’t only leave you an inheritance of material wealth, they give you the wisdom to pass on to the next generation. They do not die out because they get older, they grow wiser while encouraging you to accomplish even more than they did for the greater good. Great dads are generous human beings, and they make us all happy to be called their kids.
Art Imitating Life
Television and movies offer examples of all types of fathers. Do you have a favorite TV or movie Dad? If so, please share who that character is and why they are so appealing.
I have added a quote from one of the best movie dads, George Bailey, talking about his own dad. Read and get inspired to share one of your favorites.
George Bailey quote: Just a minute… just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You’re right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I’ll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was… why, in the 25 years since he and his brother, Uncle Billy, started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn’t that right, Uncle Billy? He didn’t save enough money to send Harry away to college, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what’s wrong with that? Why… here, you’re all businessmen here. Doesn’t it make them better citizens? Doesn’t it make them better customers? You… you said… what’d you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken down that they… Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about… they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn’t think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they’re cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you’ll ever be!
Source: A Wonderful Life Quotes on IMBD
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