In thinking of life.


I’m never sure that I have any answers to life’s questions. I’ve lived a more than a few years now, and I keep finding things I have no answers for. A part of life, i guess, to be constantly looking for answers.

I hope to find them, I hope they can be found.

Growing up, I thought my father had all of the answers. To my young eyes, he appeared to be the best of everything. As I grew older, I realized my father had a lot of things that he could teach me, but there were things he didn’t know. His life experiences were not the same as mine, so he had no knowledge in same areas. I had to learn those things on my own.

As a father, I would assume my children thought at one point in time, I knew more than I actually did. As the grew, I’m sure that they found my life experiences not quite fitting the lives they followed. They needed to find their own answers.

I hope to give one more piece of advice. Unasked for? Maybe. Not needed? Perhaps. Good advice, ahh, that is up to you. It is advice for anyone who needs it. And actually it came from my Dad.
“When you are in a situation where you will be making a choice, it is best to stop and think before making the choice.” Maybe my Dad did know everything after all.

8 thoughts on “In thinking of life.”

  1. I think listening to any piece of advice, whether invited or not, is good advice. 🙂
    You don’t have to take it as advice, but it’s a nice thing to be a good listener to others, and if someone has something they feel is important to share, they should be heard.

  2. Ah, life. It starts off with “dad knows everything” then moves to “dad knows nothing,” then finally settles somewhere in-between with “dad may not know everything, but is a wealth of good advice.”

    If only I were a dad…

  3. Reminds me of this from Ann Landers – replace the Moms with Dads; it still applies 🙂

    The Images of Mother . . .

    4 years of Age: My Mommy can do anything!

    8 Years of Age: My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

    12 Years of Age: My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.

    14 Years of Age: Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either.

    16 Years of Age: Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned.

    18 Years of Age: That old woman? She’s way out of date.

    25 Years of Age: Well, she might know a little bit about it.

    35 Years of Age: Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

    45 Years of Age: Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

    65 Years of Age: Wish I could talk it over with Mom . . .

  4. Daddy, you still know everything important:
    1. Think before you do anything.
    2. Think about how someone else feels before you say/do something to them.
    3. Think about how this will affect you in the next 10 minutes/days/weeks/months/years.
    4. Think about calling your Daddy more often.


  5. Haven’t heard from you in awhile on tangents, justj.
    Please don’t tell me that I’m going to have to go on Facebook to be able to read something from you… 😉
    Miss ya!
    Hope you are going to have a GREAT holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  6. Not much to say or time to write about it. Taylhis, no you don’t have to go to facebook. I’m not doing much there either.

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