Sunday, January 25, 2015

Letters from Dad: #22

(Once a month, I invite Sean to take over the blog and write a little note to our kids. I love that he is willing to leave little nuggets of wisdom for them to look back on when they are older! While many of the posts on this blog are written to share our lives with you, the reader, Sean's "Letters from Dad" series is truly written to our kids. You are welcome to peek in and see what he wants them to know!)

Dear Children,

I once read that if you want to marry a certain type of woman, then you need to be the type of man that a woman like that would marry. Pretty good advice. Somehow, mommy still married me even though I’m a flawed individual.

A good friend of mine used to say “friends will come and go, but enemies accumulate”. I imagine the advice on how to get the right woman would work the same on how to get the right friends. Be the type of friend that you would like to have. I’m not the best at being a good friend, and yet, somehow daddy manages to have friends. Daddy has really great friends actually.

I’m often telling you to be good to one another. I think this is one of the first things one should do to be a good friend. Sometimes, you’ll need to be nice to people who aren't nice to you. Sometimes it sucks, but it’s just the way it is.

Try to be good to people, kids. It’s good to have friends. You never know when you might need someone in your corner. Also, try to live this song.


8 There was a man all alone;

    he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
    yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
    a miserable business!
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Two are better than one,
--Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
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