Taking a cue from Leo Babauta over at Zen Habits:

It’s nearly Father’s Day, and that always causes me to reflect on what kind of father I am. I think I’m pretty decent, though I’m not where I’d like to be.

Leo’s list is pretty great. For me, I aspire to:

  1. Be slower to anger and frustration.
  2. Be less critical of mistakes.
  3. Be less concerned about their future and more concerned with the present moment.
  4. Inspire them to be passionate about the things they like, but have less expectations of the path they take to find and use those passions.
  5. Inspire them to be honest, courageous, empathetic, and vulnerable to experience life and relationships in the best way possible.

I have a lot to learn about each of these, but I also have four (including my wife) great teachers to help me along the way.


I am a patient boy.

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