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A Lesson Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

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Today is my father’s birthday, which has me reflecting on one of the many lessons I’ve learned from my dad. Dependability. In friendship, professionally and within our family, if my father says he’s going to do something, he does it.

If you’re reading this and you know my dad, without a doubt, he has flown across the country to attend your child’s wedding, or has driven hours to cheer you on in your game, or has showed up at your family member’s wake and funeral after sending flowers or fruit. If he can be there, he will be there for you.

My brother and I have been so blessed to bear witness to these gestures throughout our lives. His unwavering responses not only touch the people he shows up for, but they also scream softly to the stunning character behind each overwhelming gesture. I know I can speak for both of us, and many others, when I express gratitude for what a sensational example of friendship he has been for us all. 

And, it should be noted that, he not only shows up on time, with a gift in hand, he also manages to have dinner plans for everyone involved. It doesn’t get any better than that folks. And, Happy Birthday Dad!


Next week I’m so excited to share with you guys a very important lesson I learned from the Yale Men’s Lacrosse Team — please be sure to tune in so you don’t miss out on that gem! Until then, have a great week Team and thanks so much for listening!

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