Things I learned from my dad…
Ice cream can make help make a bad day good, and a good day even better.
If you put God first, everything else will find its place.
Music has value. (We disagreed if that included country music)!
Tell the truth, because it always ends better than a lie!
Be generous with your family and with others.
Always leave things better than you found them.
People will know you love them when you show them your love.
If you borrow something and it breaks, replace it with a new one. (That is why my dad was reluctant to borrow things!)
Playing cards together is a great way to spend time.
It is usually difficult to do the right thing, but you will never have regrets when you do.
Few things are more enjoyable than a freshly cut lawn.
If you do it right the first time, you will be happier than having to do it again!
Things I learned from being a dad…
My dad made it look easier than it really is.
Becoming a good father is a sure path to becoming a good man.
From the moment you know you are going to be a father, your heart is never the same.
Nothing is more precious than your children. Few people can frustrate you like your children.
Time is your most precious currency; spend it on your family.
Your kids do not imitate only your good characteristics!
It is impossible to pray for your children too much.
The day will soon come when memories are all that is left of childhood. Better make them good ones!
You will make mistakes. Admitting and correcting them in the presence of your children will help them learn to deal with their own mistakes.
A frustrating incident that becomes a family joke, redeems the original frustration! (
Your heavenly Father and your earthly father will help you when you do not know what to do as a dad.
If your house is full of love, fun, and food, your kids, and all their friends, will be blessed.
- Kenny Payne