There is nothing quite like a father’s advice. Somehow he always has the thoughts and words to know just what to say at the right time. While biologically capable of fathering children, not all fathers are able to be dads to their children, or speak for them. Some are mentally and emotionally unfit to be parents, while others struggle constantly with substance abuse.
As we celebrate fathers and their advice in our lives, let us today remember those that are not as fortunate to have a father figure in their life - due to abuse, abandonment and neglect.
In honor of Father’s Day, the Voices family has compiled some words of wisdom they have received from their fathers and father-figures:
A Father’s Advice
“Stay true to your word.”
“If you’re going to hoot with the owls at night, you need to soar with the eagles in the morning.”
“Stand up straight, shake hands firmly, and always look people in the eye.”
“An education is one thing people cannot take away from you.”
“Don’t swing if it’s not in the strike zone. If it is, swing harder.”
“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”
“Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.”
“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
What advice has your father given you over the years?