My father's words of wisdom are few and far between but very memorable. I recall being a rebellious teen and thinking the worse of my parents. My father's way of being strict was the worse thing in life...or so I thought. As a parent now myself, I have learned to treasure when my father speaks. From jokes to serious talks about life, everything he says has had an impact. I take his words with me, and I can clearly hear him speak whenever I find myself in a situation where I'd turn to him.
Since moving almost 3,000 miles away, I really miss spending time with my dad. I take full advantage of my visits back home, even if it's just to ride in the car with him to the store. I've learned to understand that all he preached was for my own good, not to be against me. I make it a point to share how I feel, and he is learning to share more and be open. Still, nothing tops his fatherly advice.
These are a few of my favorite words of wisdom from my dad:
1. Keep Trying