Lessons I Learned from My Dad (2)

My son, do not forget my teaching.
                     —Proverbs 3:1

Here are some more lessons I learned from my dad.

I learned that . . .

Where I am is less important than the direction I am moving.

Strong minds rise above misfortune.

Things turn out best when I make the best of the way things turn out.

I can’t change everything I face, but I can’t change anything until I face it.

Self-pity requires no self-control, no courage, no character.

Negative thoughts never produce positive results.

I make choices, and those choices have results, and I must live with those results.

I am young only once, but I can be immature indefinitely.

The contented person is never poor, and the discontented never rich.

Happiness comes not from the goods I have, but from the good I do.

It doesn’t require brains to complain.