The times we live in, and some opportunities I’ve availed myself of lately, have given me a chance to reflect on the legacy my ancestors have left me…my dad passed away at the age of 90 on April 5, 2016.
What I Learned from My Dad (one way or the other)
You taught me to solve problems and value my independence.
You taught me self-esteem is earned by living a life I can be proud of.
You took me to church where I learned God is good, some people suck, and even when they do, God is still good.
You let me make music that gave my heart wings.
You made me responsible to know my options in any situation and always have a Plan B.
You taught me to be grateful and that whining will never solve anything.
You taught me that, in the end, kindness matters (a lot!) and, by God’s grace, I get to choose what kind of person I want to be.