In 1909, Mrs. James Bruce thought of her father as she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in Spokane, Washington. She decided a similar day was needed for dads, so she initiated the process. The mayor of Spokane set aside the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. The governor of Washington then made it a statewide proclamation. However, it wasn’t until 1972 that President Nixon made it a permanent fixture on our calendar by signing a congressional resolution calling for official recognition of Father’s Day.
The following article, called Things My Father Taught Me, was written in honor of a man named David McDonald, who passed away last year at the age of 72. His son remembers him as a “precious father, beloved husband, and right good fellow.”
Here are some of the better items on the list:
– Return borrowed things in better shape than when you borrowed them.
– Foul language is a sign of a limited vocabulary
– Everyone is a friend until proven otherwise.
– Tabasco won’t kill you even if you eat it by the spoonfull.
– Don’t watch the clock when you’re at work.
– Fish can see you if you look over the side of the boat.
– Never go to bed angry.
– That which does not kill you will hurt like the dickens, but it will make you stronger.
– Family is the most important thing on earth.
– If you don’t know something, go to the library and learn it.
– There is a difference between an excuse and a reason, know the difference.
– The world can change everything about you, except your point of view…unless you allow it to.
Most of those points are pretty good advice for the most part.
Our Heavenly Father also has put together a list for us as well:
Be Saved – 1 Timothy 2:4
Be Spirit-filled – Ephesians 5:18
Be Submissive – 1 Peter 2:13-15
Be Sanctified – 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Be Willing to Suffer – 1 Peter 3:17-18
Be Self-sacrificing – Romans 12:1-2
Just somthing to think about…