7 Lessons From My Dad

Happy Father’s Day! Today I celebrate the amazing men in my life. I married an awesome man because of my father.


My dad taught me:

  1. You are never too old to learn something new. At 84, I just saw a picture of him working out on a stationary bicycle.
  2. Walking is a great way to keep fit, meet people and recharge. To this day he enjoys his daily walks.
  3. A sense of adventure. Growing up he would pile us into the car and take us camping without letting us know where we were going. It was a surprise vacation every time.
  4. It is the littlest things that make the biggest impact. He would set up my mom’s coffee every morning ready to pour when she got up.
  5. Do not be afraid to show affection. He was not afraid to let us kids see him hug and kiss my mom when he got home each night.
  6. I was smart. I remember sitting on his lap when I was in kindergarten and he would teach me to read my older brother’s Grade 1 reader. His praise gave me confidence.
  7. I was special. He allowed me to wake up early with him to make his lunch. One cheese sandwich and one peanut butter and jam. Talk about a WIN/WIN. I had quiet time with him and he had a lunch. He must have really loved me to accept my childlike creations.


To all the dads to be, dads, granddads and great granddads – THANK YOU. Have an awesome Father’s Day!


About the Author

Penny Norkett is a Personal Empowerment Coach and an Inspirational Speaker. Penny has assisted many women around the globe to reconnect with their true authentic power. Penny draws upon her training at the Simply Women Accredited Trainer Institute along with her authentic, positive, and joyful attitude to create a safe environment for her clients. She assists women to manage stress and overwhelm so they can gain clarity, feel confident and step into courage to create a magnificent life with ease and joy.