Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: importance

457. Explain Pro-choice

A difficult moment for a pro-choice advocate comes when they try to explain to an eight year old exactly what it is they are supporting.

454. Responsibility

The words responsibility and duty are noble and empowering.

452. Quotes: Benjamin Nolot on Justice

“The violent and the oppressor do not need to be psychoanalyzed, they need to be stopped.”

— Benjamin Nolot, documentary filmmaker of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

441. Roles

Your role depends on your goal.

Colleen C. Barrett said, “When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.” And just know that when it comes to dreaming up ways to please the eye, ignite the intellect, and transport the emotions, precisely the opposite is true.

440. Well Spent

You should spend more time taming your tongue than taming your hair; more time training your thoughts than training with weights; more time taking in ideas than spelling out your own; more time seeking truth than gathering verbal ammunition; more time investing in others than seeking your fame; more time arguing for justice than arguing your case.

436. Full Life

The way to a full life is to spend it on the memorable and the eternal.

435. Kids’ Treasure

Treasure the now. Your kids sure do.

432. Healthy Bedding

Wash your bedding each week or two. Dry clean your comforter each month or two. Replace your pillow every six months to a year.

You’ll get sick less often.

426. The Legacy of Overcoming

We are not wounded by the victories of character in our parents, but by how their character has failed.

That means, then, that a large portion of parenting is being able to overcome your own vices in such a way that you pass on your victories to your children rather than your failures.

425. Baby Sleep

Sleep when the baby sleeps. It won’t last longer than two hours.

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