Friday, June 19, 2009

Question of the Day

With Father’s Day on Sunday, I got to thinking about dads. We all have one, even if we might not be close to him, or in the case of some, not even know who he was or not have him around any more. But still…

What trait, physical or otherwise, do you most carry forward from your father?

Other than the hairline, I have my dad’s unflagging belief in the inherent goodness in other people and his capacity for generosity. Both of these have, at times, let us down, but, as my alter-ego is fond of saying, “Hope is my greatest weakness,” and I think it’s what gets me through the best and worst of times. I also have my dad’s ability to show unfettered affection, which has been a true blessing for both of us. Thanks, Dad.