things my father taught me

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This past weekend I took a trip to help my parents clean out our family home and left with more than books and clothes. As I became grounded in my childhood home once again, I couldn’t help but laugh at how good it felt to be back in the room I once tried so hard to run away from. Sorting through old memories, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all my parents have done to help me get where I am today. Fortunately, I grew up in a household where my parents were also two of my best friends; I could tell them absolutely anything and always expect honesty and love in return (even if they didn’t always like what I was telling them).

I’d like to dedicate this post to my amazing dad; thank you for all the things you taught me that I could never learn in school, the lessons on this list and the ones I’m still learning. Even though you’re a May Gemini, you’re a pretty cool guy.

these are the things my father taught me:

Look for the good in every person you encounter.

Dance like no one is watching for anyone who is watching.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

If someone doesn’t like you, it’s their loss.

May Geminis and June Geminis are different kinds of people.

The youngest siblings are the most loving,

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Check your antifreeze and oil often.

Treat your plant babies with as much love as you give real babies.

Learn how to communicate by listening.

Clear and open communication is essential for a relationship to be healthy.

Eat all the food on your plate.

When everyone is screaming, no one is heard.

The best way to get someone to like you is to make them laugh.

Always help others without expecting anything in return.

Thank you Dad (and Mom) for all your love and support.

What’s one lesson you were taught growing up that you’ll never forget?

cheers to all the daddy’s girls around the world, xo Bri

19 thoughts

  1. This is such a lovely post. So well-written. My Dad taught me to walk to the beat of my own drum. As a fellow Daddy’s girl I really enjoyed reading this.

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    1. Hey Brenda, thanks so much for reading my post! He’s a pretty cool guy and I really admire him for all he’s done for our family. He actually moved to America around the age I am now (but like a realllly long time ago lol) !

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  2. This is such an adorable post. Wow. This really makes you feel blessed and close to your family. I too left home – and when you return to say hello again.. it’s a completely different feeling. Thank you so much for writing this post…. I’m going to go call my dad now lol *sniffle*

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  3. What a wonderful post. Your father sounds awesome and so is your relationship with your parents. Love how he taught you to listen and be honest and open. Actually, everything is great – from eating all your food to looking after plants, I mean, your father covered everything! You are lucky to have him.

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    1. Thank you for checking out my post, I’m so grateful for my parents!! Growing up, I knew our relationship was a bit different than the relationship some of my friends had with their parents but it wasn’t until my adult life I was really able to understand the magnitude of how fortunate I am.

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