28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

 

1. Love his Mother. He will learn to love like you love, and hate like you hate. So choose love for both of you. Devote yourself to it. Love with your whole heart and express that love each and every day. Then, someday down the road, you will see the way he loves his own wife, and know that you played a part in that.

2. Let him drive. Every child remembers the first time they drove on daddy’s lap. For that one moment, he will believe that he is just. like. you

3. Teach him to be picky. Especially when it comes to women and burgers. Teach him to never settle.

4. Take him to a ball game. There is something about sharing a day of hot dogs, sunshine and baseball with your father.

5. Love with Bravery. Boys have this preconceived notion that they have to be tough. When he is young, he will express his love fully and innocently. As he grows, he will hide his feelings and wipe off kisses. Teach him to be a man who rubs them in instead. It takes courage for a man to show love: teach him to be courageous.

6. Talk about sex. Sometimes, boys need to know that all men are created equal.

7. Teach him to be a man’s man. Show him how to be brave and tough around the guys. Then, remind him on the ride home that it is okay to cry.

8. Share secrets together. Communicate. Talk. Talk about anything. Let him tell you about girls, friends, school. Listen. Ask questions. Share dreams, hopes, concerns. He is not only your son, you are not only his father. Be his friend too.

9. Teach him manners. Because sometimes you have to be his father, not just his friend. The world is a happier place when made up of polite words and smiles.

10. Teach him when to stand-up and when to walk away. He should know that he doesn’t have to throw punches to prove he is right. He may not always be right. Make sure he knows how to demand respect- he is worthy of it. It does not mean he has to fight back with fists or words, because sometimes you say more with silence.

11. Teach him to choose his battles. Make sure he knows which battles are worth fighting- like for family or his favorite baseball team. Remind him that people can be mean and nasty because of jealousy, or other personal reasons. Help him to understand when to shut his mouth and walk-away. Teach him to be the bigger better person.

12. Let him dance in tighty whiteys. Dance alongside him in yours. Teach him that there are moments when it is okay to be absolutely ridiculous.

13. Share music. Introduce him to the classics and learn the words to the not-so-classics. Create a rock band with wooden instruments, share your earphones, and blast Pink Floyd in the car. Create a soundtrack to your lives together.

14. Let him win. Sometimes he needs to know that big things are possible.

15. Teach him about family. Let him know family is always worth fighting for. Family is always worth standing up for. At the end of the day, he has you to fall back on, and pray to God that you will have him.

16. Father him. Being a father—to him—is undoubtedly one of your greatest accomplishments. Share with him the joys of fatherhood, so one day he will want to be a father too. Remind him over and over again with words and kisses that no one will ever love him like you love him.

17. Listen to him now. If you don’t listen to the little things now, he won’t share the big things later.

18. Let him try on your shoes. Even if they are old and smelly. Let him slip his little feet in and watch him as he hopes like hell that someday he can fill them. He will fill them.

19. Give him bear hugs. The kind that squeezes his insides and make him giggle. The kind of hug only a daddy can give.

20.Give him baths. Because Mom can’t do everything damnit.

21. Teach him how to pee standing up. Let him pee outside- such is the joy of being a man. Mom cannot teach this talent, so someone has to.

22. Know the answers. He will assume you do. If you don’t know them, pretend you do and look them up later.

23. Toss him around. Because little boys love seeing the strength of their father. Throw him up in the air, so that he knows you will always be there to catch him on his way down.

24. Ask his mother. He will come to you with questions that he won’t always want to ask his mother, about girls and about love. Ask her anyway, she will know the answers.

25. Love him like you would love a daughter. Little girls are not the only ones who need hugs and kisses. Love is the color yellow of emotions. It is both happy and gender neutral.

26. Grow a big belly. Because every child should get the chance to rest their head on the absolute softest pillow ever. Daddy’s belly is the best place to land.

27. Don’t say, do. American inventor Charles F. Kettering once said, “every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” Be a good one.

28. Be his hero. You are anyway. To him, you have the strength of Batman, the speed of Spiderman and the brain of Ironman. Don’t disappointment. Prove to him that Daddy’s are the biggest heroes of all. Only Daddy’s can save the day. 

After all, good fathers make good sons.

Consejos de Padre a Hijo

Hijo:
• Cásate con la persona correcta. De ésta decisión dependerá el 90% de tu felicidad o tu miseria.
• Observa el amanecer por lo menos una vez al año.
• Estrecha la mano con firmeza, y mira a la gente de frente a los ojos.
• Ten un buen equipo de música.
• Elige a un socio de la misma manera que elegirías a un compañero de tenis: busca que sea fuerte donde tú eres débil y viceversa.
• Desconfía de los fanfarrones: nadie alardea de lo que le sobra.
• Recuerda los cumpleaños de la gente que te importa.
• Evita a las personas negativas; siempre tienen un problema para cada solución.
• Maneja coches que no sean muy caros, pero date el gusto de tener una buena casa.
• Nunca existe una segunda oportunidad para causar una buena primera impresión.
• No hagas comentarios sobre el peso de una persona, ni le digas a alguien que está perdiendo el pelo. Ya lo sabe.
• Recuerda que se logra más de las personas por medio del estímulo que del reproche (dile al débil que es fuerte y lo verás hacer fuerza).
• Nunca amenaces si no estás dispuesto a cumplir.
• Muestra respeto extra por las personas que hacen el trabajo más pesado.
• Haz lo que creas que sea correcto, sin importar lo que otros piensen.
• Dale una mano a tu hijo cada vez que tengas la oportunidad. Llegará el momento en que ya no te dejará hacerlo.
• Aprende a mirar a la gente desde sus sandalias y no desde las tuyas.
• Ubica tus pretensiones en el marco de tus posibilidades.
• Recuerda el viejo proverbio: sin deudas, no hay peligros ni problemas.
• No hay nada más difícil que responder a las preguntas de los necios.
• Aprende a compartir con los demás y descubre la alegría de ser útil a tu prójimo. El que no vive para servir, no sirve para vivir.
• Acude a tus compromisos a tiempo. La puntualidad es el respeto por el tiempo ajeno.
• Confía en la gente, pero cierra tu coche con llave.
• Recuerda que el gran amor y el gran desafío incluyen también ‘el gran riesgo’.
• Nunca confundas riqueza con éxito.
• No pierdas nunca el sentido del humor y aprende a reírte de tus propios defectos.
• No esperes que otro sepa lo que quieres si no lo dices.
• Aunque tengas una posición holgada, haz que tus hijos paguen parte de sus estudios.
• Haz dos copias de las fotos que saques y envíalas a las personas que aparezcan en las fotos.
• Trata a tus empleados con el mismo respeto con que tratas a tus clientes.
• No olvides que el silencio es a veces la mejor respuesta.
• No deseches una buena idea porque no te gusta de quien viene.
• Nunca compres un colchón barato: nos pasamos la tercera parte nuestra vida encima de él.
• No confundas confort con felicidad.
• Nunca compres nada eléctrico en una feria artesanal.
• Escucha el doble de lo que hablas (por eso tenemos dos oídos y una sola boca).
• Cuando necesites un consejo profesional, pídelo a profesionales y no a amigos.
• Aprende a distinguir quiénes son tus amigos y quiénes son tus enemigos.
• Nunca envidies: la envidia es el homenaje que la mediocridad le rinde al talento.
• Recuerda que la felicidad no es una meta sino un camino: disfruta mientras lo recorres.
• Si no quieres sentirte frustrado, no te pongas metas imposibles.
• La gente más feliz no necesariamente tiene lo mejor de todo.

Rise and Shine people

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains

so God made a dog

India and Pakistan Together

The day God called you home Sofia

God looked around his Garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful,
he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping
so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories,
your love will be our guide,
you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you
on the day God called you home.
 
June 20, 2013

JP 4/2013

JP 4/2013

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a life time. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is boring and a waste of time

Carta de un suicida

 Junto al cadáver de un suicida se encontró una carta explicatoria
diciendo: ‘No se culpe a nadie de mi muerte.

'Me quito la vida porque dos días más que viviese sería mucho
martirio: Tuve la desgracia de casarme con una viuda. Esta tenía una hija.
De haberlo sabido, nunca me hubiera casado con ella.

‘Mi padre, para mayor desgracia, era viudo y se enamoró y se casó
con la hija de mi mujer. De manera que mi mujer era suegra de su suegro.

‘Mi hijastra se convirtió en mi madrastra y mi padre al mismo
tiempo ¡¡¡era mi yerno!!! Al poco tiempo, mi madrastra trajo al mundo una
niña que era mi hermana, y a la vez era nieta de mi mujer, de manera que
era abuelo de mi hermana!

‘Después, mi mujer trajo al mundo un niño que, como era hermano de
mi madrastra, era cuñado de mi padre, nieto de su hermana ¡¡¡y mi tío!!!
Mi mujer era nuera de su hija, yo soy en cambio padrastro de mi madrastra,
y mi padre y su mujer son mis hijastros, mi hijo es mi bisnieto y tío de su
tía. Además, ¡¡¡yo soy mi propio abuelo!!!

‘ME DESPIDO DE ESTE MUNDO, PORQUE NO SE QUIÉN SOY, Y DE REPENTE,.. PODRÍA SER PRIMO DE LOPEZ OBRADOR ASÍ QUE ANTES DE QUE ESO SUCEDA, PREFERÍ QUITARME LA VIDA.