My Father's Wisdom

My father announced he would jump from an airplane at 76 years old. As the curious daughter, I asked, "Why are you doing this, you could get killed. "No, you only get killed when you are not paying attention!" Well that was a metaphor, because I was not paying attention and I lost a lot of money during the Carter Years! I remembered my father's words. Then again, He wanted to Jump at 78 and I asked, "Daddy, Why didn't you do this when you were younger.! His answer, "Because I had you 6 kids and momma to take care of." I realized my father had his priorities in order. He was not selfish, doing what he wanted to do when he had others to take care of. As a substitute teacher I often tell that story to illustrate how by not paying attention to their studies, listening to what is going on in our country that not paying attention we can lose MUCH! My father never believed in going into debt. He built our house on his paycheck and around us 6 kids. He paid the house off and left my mom a free and clear home. He taught me to read Proverbs, a chapter a day for 30 days, and to start over every month. I am addicted to my Bible. That is what happens when you read it daily. I think of my Father often because he was a servant of God, loved his family, loved people and served them, and he taught me to listen to what is going on. I really do believe that most people in the U. S to not "pay attention".

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