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Friday, March 5, 2010

Dad's Rules for Living

Over the course of my youth, I picked up on a series of life altering nuggets from my beloved Dad that are worth sharing with the world. 

1.  Don't shoot a critter unless it's trying to eat you or you need to eat it.
2.  Don't spend what you don't have.
3.  Don't love stuff that doesn't love you back.
4.  You've got to be a friend to have a friend.
5.  Take care of your vehicles and they'll take care of you.
6.  If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
7.  Sleep where you drink and drink where you sleep, we're all safer that way.
8.  Take care of your own; don't expect someone else to do it.
9.  You don't have to say much to say a lot.
10.  Respect the military and Jesus, they're the ones who have always committed to die for you.

And my favorite that came almost daily in so many situations there has to be something to it: "Don't be a dumbass".   I'm still working on that one and miss having Dad around to remind me that education is a process and not a destination.

1 comment:

  1. Your Dad was a very wise man. Our politicians could learn from numbers 2 and 6. Number 10 belongs on a bumper sticker.

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