Father’s Day 2013

Had a terrible day…

In 1958, John Steinbeck’s oldest son Thom confessed to have fallen madly in love with a girl. Steinbeck has this advice:

“First – if you are in love – that’s a good thing – that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light for you.

Second – There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you – of kindness and consideration and respect – not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release you in strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had. […]

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

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