Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Month: December, 2009

236. Quotes: Amish Proverb on Simplifying

“Get rid of everything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.”

—Amish proverb

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235. Secret Relationships

If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

234. Cry

It’s okay for your children to see you cry.

233. True Friends

True friends are willing to intrude into your delusions. You must only be willing to let them.

232. Scarf

Winter is cold where we live. This is how to wear a scarf.

  1. Fold it in half lengthways.
  2. Put it around your neck, keeping hold of the looped end.
  3. Thread the two loose ends together through the loop and tighten comfortably.

230. No Reason

Flowers for no reason are best.

231. Ugly Endings

A story with an ugly ending is not worth the pain, whether in life or fiction.

229. Flowers

Son, never buy an arrangement of flowers off the shelf. Learn how to put your own together.

It’s simpler than you think. Pick a main color that will serve as the background, then pick one either complimentary or contrasting color. You can use as little as one flower for the contrast. At least one of them should be able to diffuse its pleasing fragrance throughout the room.

228. Better Opponent

Pick the better opponent. Hard fought and won is the best story — a lesson not learned any other way.

227. Wedding Day

Stop every twenty minutes to take in what is happening on your wedding day. Close your eyes and make the memories or you’ll wonder how it went by so quickly.

Also, get a quality videographer. Not splurging on that is one of the few regrets we have.

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