A Proud Dad

A Proud Dad PicMy daughter was married Saturday night (8/13) and what follows is part of my wedding toast. If anyone has other words of advice, thoughts, comments, I would love to hear from you.

Words of Advice To My Daughter From A Loving Dad

  1. Be yourself. Don’t live your life based on the expectations of others
  2. Enjoy every minute. Have no regrets. Go on that Safari. Buy that convertible. Don’t be the richest person in the cemetery
  3. Be prepared to take risks. If you fail, try again. Don’t ever give up
  4. We all have flaws. Be understanding. See the good in people
  5. Most people will see the good in you. Be confident in knowing that you are an extraordinary person in so many ways. If someone doesn’t get you it is their loss
  6. Keep your sense of humor. Especially about yourself, about life, and about your loving Dad.
  7. Life is hard. Expect ups and downs. Don’t be impatient. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
  8. Be positive. Be upbeat. If you can’t, fake it
  9. Try to treat everyone the same all the time—with respect and dignity
  10. Live an honest, honorable life. Be charitable
  11. Be kind to kids and animals
  12. Always remember that no one can possible love you more than your mother and I. We are so proud of you and so thankful you are our daughter.