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Father Forgets



I came across this reading by Dale Carnegie, and couldn’t resist sharing it today. The language may seem a little old-fashioned, but the message of the piece is as beautiful and valid as when the book first appeared in 1937. It’s called “FATHER FORGETS” by W. Livingston Larned. You can find it in Carnegie’s amazing book,
How to Win Friends and Influence People
  
 
Even though I had no children at the time (I’d only just met Senior Management back then), this short piece had a sledgehammer impact which stayed with me to this day. It’s message helped me immensely with my own son (now 17), as well as my twin daughters (now 15 – both of whom are severely autistic).
 
Regardless of whether or not you have children, I defy you to listen to it without feeling profoundly moved. 


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ladysaotome
Jan. 24th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was something else! I'm sharing that with Hubby!

Have you heard "I'll be Like You" by Herbert Parker?

To get his goodnight kiss he stood
Beside my chair one night
And raised an eager face to me
A face with love alight.

And as I gathered in my arms
The son God gave to me,
I thanked the lad for being good
And hoped he'd always be,

His little arms crept 'round my neck,
And then I heard him say
Four simple words I can't forget-
Four words that made me pray.

They turned a mirror on my soul,
On secrets no one knew.
They startled me, I hear them yet;
He said, "I'll be like you."

jongibbs
Jan. 24th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
That's a challenging (and somewhat scary) thought :)

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