Moral Mondays: Lessons from Dad

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No kissing on the first date

My dad would have been the last person to give you lessons on dating. He was shier than me around girls. In later life he told me about a date where he was a partner to a girl at a ball. So successful was he, he discovered the girl had gone home halfway through the night. But he did give me one invaluable lesson. Humility is a virtue.  It allows you to listen and not judge, a trait he developed as he aged and I am so grateful he did as he helped me through some difficult times.

 

PS: It is not Father’s Day in my part of the world but to all dad’s who are celebrating and being celebrated I hope you have the best day surrounded by the love and affection you deserve.

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7 Responses to Moral Mondays: Lessons from Dad

  1. Nortina S. says:

    Father taught well, because eventually, the shy, humble guy gets the girl. 😀

  2. Lynn Love says:

    Great advice, Michael. And is that true about the date running out on him? Poor man! I hope it didn’t dent his confidence too badly. Lovely story

    • Michael says:

      Hi Lynn sadly that was true..my dad was a very shy and retiring man, a lot like me…lol…..somehow he recovered to marry my mum…

      • Lynn Love says:

        Maybe it was a good thing the date walked out on him. If she hadn’t, he may never have met your mum and things would have been a lot different! 🙂

  3. Sonya says:

    Humility is important – we could use more people who listen without judging.

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