Start With Yourself - #HappyFathersDay

This has always hung in my Dad's office and he gave me a copy of it when I was in college and it hangs in mine.   When I feel out on a limb working to change something I look at this and remember where to start, to be an example and to hope to be the change that I want to see in the world.

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But, it too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.  Start With Yourself.

Author Unknown, Westminster Abbey

Love you Dad!

Me and My Dad