It is Fathers' Day Week-End. On the eve of Fathers' Day Week-End I began with this I released to my Facebook wall as a tribute to my Dad:
As I would be "kind of" off the Grid and as I helped with some curation work for the properties of the Daily Outsider for Fathers' Day, What I ran across below was so timely yet again thanks to the great work of Jonathan Lockwood Huie. Although all the thoughts are critical, the one that especially resonated with me was the last one from Eleanor Roosevelt-I pray daily I did what I could as an Example for My Son...
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter
The best inheritance a parent can give his children
is a few minutes of his time each day.
- Orlando A. Battista
Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi
You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt