Harry Chapin sang “Cats in the Cradle”, the tale of a Father who learned the hard way his grown son had turned out just like him.
Boomers, you probably don’t know that you know this…
Treat everyone with kindness, even those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
Insight: Kids watch everything we do. They miss nothing. Be kind. Tirelessly.
Dear Son, I can resist everything except temptation.
Be careful. And don’t misinterpret this. The insight here is that I’m acutely aware of the enemy.
Dear Son, temptation is here to stay. Your job is to find as many ways to defeat temptation as there are ways to be tempted.
Hint: Work desperately hard to avoid people and things that soften your resolve to do the right thing. Untrustworthy people, drugs and alcohol are some of the big ones.