We did the same thing for Mother’s Day and I will always be a big fan of “equal time”. Hopefully you can flash back in your brain and maybe help members of the Click of 6 people that actually listen to the show with some good tips. Today’s TQOTD is simply...

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What’s the best piece of advice your Father gave you?

  • In every situation you can act or react. The choice is yours.
  • Don’t mix money and family
  • Never sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff. And, check your oil
  • Righty-tighty, lefty-loosy
  • DNA doesn't make a father.
  • If you’re not early, you’re late.
  • Never depend on a man. Too bad I failed to listen
  • Don’t trust anyone BUT your dad. And honestly, he was right.
  • When I was in high school and started my first real, non-babysitting job, he told me to help wherever I could and do more than my job description. He told me to not sit around even if others were. His advice has taken me far in life.
  • No advice.... But was a fantastic example of what NOT to look for in a husband.
  • The best advice my dad ever gave me God rest his soul, is.... people are going to judge you/talk bad about you your whole life. It’s up to you whether to let it get to you, or ignore it and be the better person.
  • “Remember who you are and what you represent”
  • Sometimes the best response is no response.
  • Don't ask. Don't get.
  • Don't let things get to you things will work out
  • Not really advice he gave per say, but more showed. Showing interest isn't important. Drink your problems away. Throwing in the towel is okay
  • Be creative. Whether it’s a situation you’re in or fixing something. Never has failed me yet.
  • Let it go
  • Never settle for less. Always make time for your children. It doesn't matter how much money you spend, it's the time you put in that matters.
  • If someone compliments you, smile and say thank you
  • "Karma always comes back around. If you're able, pay it forward." I think everything my dad ever did is coming around to us kids. It may not happen right away or something you'll notice, but in ways it's subtle reassuring how blessed we are.
  • Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.
  • In some situations the less said the better
  • If you lend someone money, you should instead consider it a gift because you may never get paid back.
  • If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
  • Never buy a car you cannot afford to lose. Live within your means. Leave things better than you found them.
  • I didn't raise you that way so if you screw up, you're on your own. Needless to say I listened!
  • The last summer I spent with him before he passed I was 11 and my stepbrother was 11 or 12. Well as brothers and sisters do we got into a fight and I started crying and saying I wanted to leave. My daddy sat down beside me and said “one fight with your brother or with anyone shouldn’t make you run. Stand up for yourself and talk with them.” I haven’t always followed that I was hot headed when I was younger and stubborn so I hated to admit I was wrong at times and there were times when I was just scared. But the more I stopped and really listened to what he said he was right. One fight shouldn’t make me leave and what he said didn’t mean I should take things lying down. He wanted me to learn and to really stand up for myself more. Wish I had listened sooner in life but glad I started listening before it was too late for me. I miss him.
  • “The gas will get you outta more trouble than the brake will get you in to.” Word
  • Get used to disappointment.
  • If you want something in life you have to be willing to do the work it takes to get it!
  • Nothing my dad left while my mom was pregnant with me. I have a half brother that is 6 months older than me. So I guess without talking it was don't cheat.
  • My dad always said "If you don't have anything nice to say... Keep your mouth shut 😂
  • My dad always told me if they hit you they better knock you out cause you fight for blood
  • Make sure you know where the pharmacy is
  • If you only could count on 1 person your whole life... Make sure it's you.
  • Don’t ever run out of gas because I won’t come to your rescue.
  • Don’t burn bridges you never know when you will need to cross one that someone has
  • The best advice that my dad ever gave me was: when I was setting up my bed in my new apartment, my dad said don't put the bed too close to the wall, you don't want to ruin the wall when you're... “Snoring”.... I was mortified.
  • Be yourself, and when people tell you you're weird reply with "Thank you."
  • It doesn't matter if you make $1.00/hour or $100/hour if you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life.
  • My father always told me that anyone can be a dad but it takes someone special to be a father. Words to live by
  • If you are choking at home alone, use a chair back to Heimlich yourself. He told me randomly when I was like 10. Needed it twice, both times a fuggin' whole almond. I remember the first time very clearly. It was around 2pm, and my son walked home from school. As I was vividly picturing him coming home and finding me dead, I remembered what my father said and started desperately throwing myself over the back. Took a few tries, but here I am!

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