The Role of a Father in our Lives

 Four men are in the hospital waiting room because their wives are having babies. A nurse goes up to the first guy and says, “Congratulations! You’re the father of twins.”

“That’s odd,” answers the man. “I work for the Minnesota Twins!”

A nurse says to the second guy, “Congratulations! You’re the father of triplets!”

“That’s weird,” answers the second man. “I work for the 3M company!”

A nurse tells the third man, “Congratulations! You’re the father of quadruplets!”

“That’s strange,” he answers. “I work for the Four Seasons hotel!”

The last man is groaning and banging his head against the wall. “What’s wrong?” the others ask.

“I work for 7 Up!”

In a few short days we will be paying tribute to the father’s in our lives. Having had a most wonderful father myself – one whose qualities I could not even come close to emulating, it is important to stop for a moment and look at how our lives are affected by the man of the house.

Fathers have no formal training, they learn as they are doing. They play a major role in financially sustaining the family, act as advisors and consultants to the children of the family and have the task of making certain that our mothers are supported in their efforts to give us a good life.

Fathers also have one other difficult job, one which often places great pressure on them and that is to make certain that, while teaching us right from wrong and advising us how to live a good life and enjoy success, that they not give into their weaknesses and act in a way which is in conflict with what they are teaching us.

A father was sitting with his son telling him to always be truthful. The telephone rang and the son answered it.

 He turned to his dad and said, “It is Mr. Adams your insurance man.” The father replied, “Tell him I am not here.”

Dads, work long hours, often travel in their work and also carry the burden of taking care of their aging parents (as well as those of their wife). And sometimes, in order to protect their family, will silently carry burdens that make their own life difficult.

So to all you young folks out there I have this message: love your Dad, forgive his errors in judgment, listen to his advice and teachings while at the same time, use your own instincts in making decisions that affect your life..

When you yourself become a father, you will suddenly realize the meaning of this blog.

 This lesson speaks for itself – It’s not easy being a Dad and all to often, as I myself have learned, by the time you figure it out, it is too late

Have a Happy Fathers Day.

Bernie Otis is a well known Writer, Author, Speaker, as well as a highly respected Food, Beverage and Laundry Consultant, Marketing/Sales Consultant. During his lifetime he has been involved in the Design and supplying of All major Hotels in Las Vegas, Disneyland and major hotels, hospitals and universities nationally and restaurants (he has been involved in the Design of almost all restaurants in Southern California.

 Bernie’s 2 Books; “How to Prepare for Old Age—Without Taking the Fun out of Life” and “Revenue Generation Through the Sale of Kumquats——And Other Things” are Best Sellers on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. His weekly blogs can be read at

 Bernie also is an advisor to families needing information on Senior Living Facilities and other issues related to Aging

 Bernie can be reached at–818-519-8347

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