Today seems like a good day to ask “What makes a good father?”
My response to that question would be based on my experience of my late father:
- Consideration for other people’s feelings.
- A commitment to doing the right thing.
- Acts of kindness.
- Social involvement.
- Joie de vivre.
- In the words of a friend of his soon after he passed, “I never heard your father say anything bad about anyone and I never heard anyone say anything bad about your father.”
Here are other responses to the question “What makes a good father?”
A good father is somehow just THERE, always, a reassuring presence — even when he’s not there anymore, because of the rules of mortality, and all you can do is hear his voice in your head. –– Joel Achenbach
So what makes a man a good father? A stew of love, humor, empathy, humility, and, perhaps most of all, time. — Dave Taylor
Do you see any good fathers in my photos for today?
What makes a good comment on this Father’s Day, USA? Anything you choose to share.
Thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.